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Teammate Audiobook

Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages

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Publisher's Summary

An inspiring memoir from David Ross, the veteran catcher dubbed "Grandpa Rossy", who became the heart and soul of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship team.

In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.

Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly 20 years his junior. Thanks to Cubs Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, "Grandpa Rossy" became a social media sensation. No one, however, could have predicted that Ross's home run in his final career at-bat would help seal the Cubs' championship.

Now, in Teammate, Ross shares the inspiring story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 David Ross (P)2017 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"After sitting and having lunch with Rossy for over an hour at the ESPN studios in fall 2014, I knew he was exactly what the Cubs needed to help bring a championship to Chicago. His knowledge of hitting, pitching and the game overall was amazing. Couple that with his obvious leadership abilities, and I knew we had to have him. Well, I guess I was right! The past two years with Rossy have been the best of my career. He truly is the best teammate I have ever had!" (Anthony Rizzo, first baseman, Chicago Cubs)

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    My family is a Cubbie fan and I enjoy listening and my hubby got the printed edition.


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    Bradley Pfeifer 05-09-17
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    "A++++++ Book, a must read"

    Great book, I loved it. One of my favorite books behind Brian song. Got some great life lessons that i will pass on to my children.

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    Bryan 08-16-17
    Bryan 08-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great listen"

    Good lessons for life and sports. My son and I both learned a few things

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    Dave Yerzty 08-13-17
    Dave Yerzty 08-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Insightful"

    Lots of insight into the dynamics of team play and the personal grind that is part of baseball
    At first I thought it was a. It simplistic and preachy because he keeps saying you need tone a good team mate but as he gets into examples in his own life of his decisions and the decisions of players and front office people you get much better understanding of what it took him to develop his approach and what it takes for players to come together and win. Everyone assumes it's about talent but there is so much more.

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    "If you are a cubs fan..."

    Teammate has the ability to give you chills and make you laugh all within minutes. David Ross does an amazing job of helping the reader relive those crazy 2016 moments but also getting you involved with his life. loved it!!!!

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    Sharon Braxton 06-18-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Grampa Rossi does it again"

    This book was a wonderful look into the life of a well loved veteran of baseball. From high school to the 2016 World Series, his life has changed always for the better. Being a fan of the Chicago Cubs, I loved how he enjoyed the game and how the other players looked up to him. His story has many great points that are life lessons as well as baseball lessons. Good luck, David Ross, in you future plans, whatever they​ are.

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    Thomas Cook Keene, NH United States 06-11-17
    Thomas Cook Keene, NH United States 06-11-17 Member Since 2004

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    "Fun book - where was Rossy?"
    Where does Teammate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of my personal favorites.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The insider info on the path to the 2019 Series.


    What three words best describe Gregory Abbey’s voice?

    Intense, clear and concise. His performance is fine and I didn't want my three stars to reflect poorly on him...It was just that for $26 I'd really hoped to hear Ross narrate himself...


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The discussion of when Maddon took him out in the middle of his last game on the mound with Lester, et. al.


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    Great view into the point of view of one of the greatest backup cathers of all time. #gramparossy

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    Ryan Smith 05-18-17
    Ryan Smith 05-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic. You won't regret it."

    I loved the insight into both David Ross's life and career as well as the memorable 2016 Cubs season. I highly recommend this to all Cubs fans (and baseball fans in general), if nothing else to hear David's retelling of the amazing game 7. Overall a wonderful book, check it out for yourself.

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