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(Professional Baseball Player)

David is a Former major league catcher, 2 x World Series champ, DWTS season 24, and Author of #Teammate. He is married to Hyla Ross and the father of three kids.

Relationship Facts of David Wade Ross

David Wade Ross is married to Hyla Ross.
He is father of Three (Landri Ross, Cole Ross, and Harper Ross).
David Wade Ross is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of David Wade Ross?

He married his high-school sweetheart, Hyla Ross, a pediatric nurse who works in the ICU. Ross and Hyla couldn’t be any happier.

When Ross suffered two concussions during the 2013 season and spent over two months on the disabled list it was Hyla who was his constant companion.

Ross and Hyla shield their married life and children from the media, however David’s concussion and Hyla’s  health issues sometimes interferes with their otherwise happy life.

They have three children Landri Ross, Cole Ross, and Harper Ross. They live in Tallahassee, Florida.

Who is David Ross?

David Ross is an American baseball legend, professional baseball catcher, ESPN color analyst, corporate speaker, author, and Dancing with the Stars (US) Runner-up.

Reuters on 1st October 2019 has news that according to Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations, the legendary baseball retiree David Ross may be one of the potential candidates as Cub’s next manager.

As a beginner, Ross played college baseball for Auburn University and the University of Florida and won the World Series twice.

He started his major league career in 2002 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and represented Major League Baseball (MLB) for 14 years.

In 2017 Ross and his dancing partner Lindsay did the Quickstep to ‘Go Cubs Go’ by Steve Goodman on Dancing with the Stars Season 24 Premiere.

How many siblings does David Wade Ross have?

David Ross was born David Wade Ross on March 19, 1977, in Bainbridge, Georgia, and raised in Tallahassee, Florida.

Ross’s family is a family of players. His father, David Ross, Sr., played men’s softball league, his mother Jackie basketball, and both Ross’s uncles were football players in college.

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Caption: David Wade Ross and kids (Source: Bio Gossipy)

Ross’s elder sister is Shannon and her younger sister is Nikki.

Education, University

He studied at Florida State University’s Laboratory School and Florida High School in Tallahassee.

Ross received an athletic scholarship from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama; played college base for Auburn Tigers, and then transferred to the University of Florida, Gainesville.

David Ross: Professional Life, Career

He debuted on June 29, 2002, at the age of 25  for the Los Angeles Dodgers and right from the start exceeded rookie limits.

Ross is among those few players who ever played College World Series with two different colleges and won both times.

The highlights in his career are:

  • Los Angeles Dodgers (2002–2004)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates (2005)
  • San Diego Padres (2005)
  • Cincinnati Reds (2006–2008)
  • Boston Red Sox (2008)
  • Atlanta Braves (2009–2012)
  • Boston Red Sox (2013–2014)
  • Chicago Cubs (2015–2016)

His last MLB appearance was on October 1, 2016, at age 39 for the Chicago Cubs.

Thereafter, Ross was hired by ESPN as a baseball color analyst.

Awards, Nominations

David Wade Ross is the all-rounder good guy- ask the Boston Baseball Writers who awarded Ross the 2013 Good Guy Award.

2013 and 2016, Baseball World Series Champion.

2016, Runner-up, Dancing with the Stars Season 24 with Lindsay Arnold

How much is the net worth of David Wade Ross?

Upon retirement David authored a book with movie rights; has endorsements, attends celebrity dinners with the likes of Eddie Vedder; has guest appearances on Ellen and Saturday Night Live.

Ross earns approximately $2.25 million annually excluding endorsements. His net worth is $11 million.

Body Measurements

Ross has piercing steel-grey eyes and auburn hair. His height is 6.2 and his weight is 104 kg.

Social Media

On Instagram, Ross has 450.7 k followers, 330.5 k on Twitter, and 2.98 K views on youtube.

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