David, 39, is a recently retired MLB catcher who became the first pro baseball player to ever compete on Dancing with the Stars this season.
After years of being in the center of all the action on the baseball field, the newly-retired athlete currently works as a special assistant for the Chicago Cubs team and TV baseball analyst for ESPN.
David entered Dancing with the Stars swinging and probably surpassed any expectations he had set for himself. He continues to impress fans with his rhythm and ability to master ballroom moves. Curious to learn more about the handsome contestant?
Below is a list of 7 facts Reality TV World has compiled about David Ross:
- David was born in Bainbridge, GA, in 1977. He attended Florida State University's laboratory school, Florida High School, in Tallahassee.
- David is married to his high school sweetheart, Hyla Ross, and the couple has three children together: Landri, Cole and Harper.
- He is one of few players to play in the College World Series with two different colleges, first with the Auburn University Tigers in Alabama in 1997, and then with the University of Florida Gators in 1998.
- The DWTS contestant launched his major league baseball career by playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002.
He later went on to win two World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and then the Chicago Cubs in 2016.
- David has a memoir published by Hachette Books coming out on May 9, 2017 titled Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages.
- He earned the nicknames "Grandpa Rossy" and "Father Time" from his teammates because of his age and years spent in major league baseball, but the last laugh is on them because he became the oldest player to hit a home run in Game 7 of the World Series last year.
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- David once made a special appearance with actor and comedian Bill Murray, 66, on Saturday Night Live.
The pair, along with two fellow Cubs players, performed a rendition of their team's theme song "Go Cubs Go" on the show.