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

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Read Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages Online Free - 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 twenty 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.



Title : Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages
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ISBN : 031655944X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 272 pages


Reviews


HBalikov rated it ★★★★☆

June 29, 2017

The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in more than 100 years and everybody wants to celebrate (and cash in). What does David Ross (known as “Rossy”) offer that is worth buying his book and reading his almost 300 pages? This book provides more than the usual post-Series biography. Take thi...


Gary rated it ★★★★★

May 22, 2017

David Ross is a journeyman back-up catcher with respectable but unspectacular career statistics. He’s not the kind of guy who usually finds himself authoring a baseball autobiography. But he’s also indelibly etched in the hearts and minds of Cubs fans as Grandpa Rossy after the role he played in...


Jacob ~Bookish Hufflepuff~ rated it ★★★☆☆

June 11, 2017

Actual rating: 3.5/5 I'm torn about how to review this. On one hand, I liked it. I went into it knowing nothing about David Ross except watching him in the World Series and in Dancing With the Stars. This is an informative read. I learned a lot about "Grandpa Rossy" by reading this book. This book...


Chad rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 21, 2017

I'm a huge Cub fan and baseball fan in general. The writing style made it hard for me to stay interested. Each chapter started talking about a player or time in Ross's career, but after a page or so it would jump to unrelated notes Ross made on his iphone during the 2016 season. Then it would jum...


Snap rated it ★★★★☆

May 26, 2017

I love baseball. While I'm not a Cubs fan, I admit I followed them on their quest in 2016 to win the world series. David Ross (AKA Grandpa Rossy) was the backup catcher for the cubs that year, mostly catching Jon Lester. This is his story, from his early days in the big leagues to his final year...


Steph rated it ★★★★★

May 16, 2017

Non-biased review: 4 stars. As someone who does not often read books about self-improvement, I liked that this book makes valid points on how to become a "teammate." The practices described can be applied to any workplace, like creating a consistent routine, putting the goals of the team before y...


Lindsay rated it ★★★☆☆

July 22, 2017

I heart David Ross but man it's hard for me to read sports biographies!


Marilyn rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2017

What a thoroughly delightful read. I am a huge baseball fan, and getting a Cubs player's view into some of the events of the incredible Game 7 of the 2016 World Series is a treasure. Ross has so many valuable insights on how to be a team player both in baseball and in life. I wholeheartedly recomm...


Tammie rated it ★★★★★

May 29, 2017

This book was amazing reading about my fav player this book was good and i am going to reread it later this year.


Dan rated it ★★★★☆

May 05, 2017

This was a fun read, with lots of insights into the daily life of an ordinary (non-superstar) baseball player. As a Cubs fan, of course I am biased, because reading about the 2016 season brings such happy thoughts into my head. I give it four stars rather than five because this isn't exactly a we...





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