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David Ross #3

David is in his first season as manager of the Cubs...the 2020 season marks his 23rd in professional baseball...played 15 major league seasons as a catcher and is a two-time World Series champion (Red Sox in 2013 and Cubs in 2016)...he was named the 55th manager in Cubs history, October 24, 2019, replacing Joe Maddon...Spent the 2017-19 seasons in the Cubs front office as a special assistant to baseball operations, contributing to all elements within the club's baseball operations department, including major league operations, player development, pro scouting and front office work ... he also assisted in evaluating amateur players leading up to the draft...Joins Frank Chance, Joe Tinker and Johnny Evers as the only players to win a World Series as a Cub and later manage the team...Is the 24th person to both play for and manage the Cubs, and the first since Bruce Kimm played for Chicago in 1979 and managed the club for the final 78 games of the 2002 season...Finished his playing career with two seasons with the Cubs in 2015 and 2016, helping Chicago in 2016 to its first World Series title in 108 years since 1908...During his big league career, played for seven clubs and counted one Hall of Famer and five World Series winning managers among his mentors, including Hall of Famer and World Champion Bobby Cox plus World Champion managers Bruce Bochy, John Farrell, Terry Francona and Joe Maddon. Overall, six of his former managers have combined to win 14 Manager of the Year awards during their respective careers: Bobby Cox (four), Joe Maddon (three), Dusty Baker (three), Terry Francona (two), Bruce Bochy (one) and Jim Tracy (one)...Played 883 regular season games and 25 playoff contests from 2002-16...ended his playing career with a home run in Game 7 of the 2016 World Series...Received the 2013 Good Guy Award from the Boston Baseball Writers...Selected by the Dodgers in the 19th round of the 1995 June Draft, but did not sign...again selected by the Dodgers, this time in the seventh round of the 1998 June Draft...Attended Auburn University from 1996-97 and was a member of the 1997 Tigers team that went to the College World Series...transferred to the University of Florida as a junior in 1998...with the Gators, hit .332 with 21 doubles, 19 homers and 69 RBI to help his squad advance to the College World Series...Graduated from Florida High School in Tallahassee...While with Boston, was active with the Red Sox Foundation, the team's charitable arm...also visited victims of the Boston Marathon bombings in the hospital.

COACHING CAREER

David is in first season as manager of the Cubs ... has been a player or executive in professional baseball since 1998.

PLAYING CAREER

David played 15 major league seasons with the Dodgers (2002-04), Pirates (2005), Padres (2006), Reds (2006-08), Red Sox (2008, 2013-14), Braves (2009-12) and Cubs (2015-16)...hit .229 (521-for-2,280) with 106 home runs and 314 RBI...Played 25 postseason games, hitting .250 (13-for-52) with three homers and eight RBI...started seven games for the Red Sox in their 2013 postseason run to the World Series title, including each of the final three contests and all four World Series wins...In the 2016 postseason with Chicago, hit .250 (4-for-16) with two homers and four RBI, including a solo shot off Cleveland's Andrew Miller in Game 7 of the World Series, in his final career at-bat...Threw out 32-percent of baserunners attempting to steal (174-for-544)...in a five-season stretch from 2009-14, recorded a 3.29 catcher's ERA, the best five-year stretch from a catcher in MLB since 1998.