Ross is Heading to the World Series
Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (Photo: Getty Images/Taylor Baucom)
The World Series begins on Tuesday night, and one former Auburn Tiger has the possibility of taking home a professional championship with his current club. David Ross, who played baseball at Auburn from 1996-97, plays catcher for the Chicago Cubs, as they look to win their first World Series since 1908. Ross has 11 at-bats so far in the postseason, with a .182 average, 2 hits (one being a homerun), and 2 RBI. One of the more notable moments in Auburn baseball history came off the bat of David Ross. In the 1997 Regional round against Florida State, Ross hit a walk-off 3-run home run to send the Tigers to the decisive game the next day. Auburn went on to defeat Florida State and punched their ticket to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Ross announced earlier this season that the 2016 season would be his last, so the veteran is looking to go out on top. He is eyeing his second World Series ring, his first came in 2013 when he was a member of the Boston Red Sox team that won it all. He will be the first former Tiger to compete for a professional sports title since Cameron Newton and Cameron Artis-Payne competed in the Super Bowl earlier this year with the Carolina Panthers. Ross is looking to be the first former Tiger to win a professional sports championship since Tim Hudson was a member of the San Francisco Giants, who won the World Series in 2014.