Baseball · Spring Sports

Former Gator David Ross homers, wins World Series in final game

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. 

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