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

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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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