CLEVELAND, OH- Former Florida Gator David Ross decided earlier this season that this would be his final season as a big league baseball player.
Ross played for Florida in 1998 after transferring from Auburn. Ross helped lead the Gators to a College World Series appearance and remains one of only a handful of players to ever go to the CWS with two teams.
Ross played his final big league game in game 7 of the World Series and will go out on top.
In the sixth inning of Game 7 the 39-year old became the oldest player to hit a home run in Game 7. Ross connected and sent a shot 406-feet to center to give the Cubs a 6-3 lead.
Ross was carried off the field by his much younger teammates as a champion and as a leader. Ross was never the greatest player statistically, but his veteran presence and leadership helped allow the Cubs to end a 108- year championship drought.