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Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages Kindle Edition
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"With his character and commitment, Rossy helped take the team and me to great places. I am confident he will do the same for you as you read about his journey on these pages. You will find lessons for sports and for life, including one he helped teach me long ago: never underestimate the power of a great teammate."―Theo Epstein, Cubspresident of baseball operations (from his Foreword)
"Ross ... has plenty of terrific stories to tell from a long career in the big leagues.... Ross shares his perspective on what it takes to be a good teammate and how that role accounted for both his longevity in the sport and his impact on the Cubs in 2016. He also weighs in with some compelling inside stories and observations about Maddon, Jon Lester, Jason Heyward, and others from last year's winners."―Chicago Tribune
"There aren't many backup catchers in baseball history writing books.... Compelling.... Fascinating inside stories about the 2016 Cubs, told from the perspective of someone who was right in the middle of them... A good read and worth your time."―Al Yellon, Bleed Cubbie Blue --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B01N6HJUCB
- Publisher : Hachette Books; Illustrated edition (May 9, 2017)
- Publication date : May 9, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 48968 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 273 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 031655944X
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #399,422 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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At the highest levels of competition in professional sports, you might think that inspirational lists on a whiteboard, schmaltzy and even chichéd, would never be used by men who are paid millions to play a child's game. Yet, this constant prompting, and the constant challenging of your teammates to be their best, to be honest with their self-assessments, and to always bring all that they have and all that they are to the field is precisely what Ross insists is key to being a winner and a friend.
Cub fans will rejoice in the description of how the 2016 season unfolded, and the descriptions of game 7 of the World Series play-by-play, out-by-out, eventually leading to the end of the 108 year drought for Chicago and their first World Championship of the modern era. Baseball fans will enjoy Ross' description of friendships and rivalries among all the teams he played for (and there were a number of them). Funny insights into the banter on the field, especially at the plate between catchers and umpires, are just icing on the cake.
This is a well-written book. It tells three stories concurrently: The Chicago Cubs monumental 2016 run, game 7 of the World Series, and Ross' growth as a player and as a leader. "Grandpa Ross" doesn't pull punches, even discussing mistakes he made as a player, and his terrifying experiences with concussion injuries. If you love baseball, and especially if you love the Cubs, this is a must read.
Spending most of his career as a back-up, David struck a chord with Cubs fans. His infectious attitude rubbed off on his teammates, and his no-nonsense approach to the game left a lasting impression on fans and the Cubs front office.
Ross led by example. Despite only playing one or two times a week, he regularly gave input in team meetings as well as to catchers Miguel Montero and Wilson Contreras. He became the oldest player to hit a home run in game 7 of the world series and was carried off the field by his teammates. As a life-long fan of the Cubs, I enjoyed watching David play, and I'll always remember his game 7 home run.
This book includes stories from David's early career and testimonies from former players. All agree that David Ross was a great teammate and he enjoyed a long and successful career capped off with a world series title.
This book gives great insight on how to be a great teammate and how that transfers over in all walks of life. Being a great teammate doesn’t require god given talent, although Rossy is more talented then he takes credit for, but being a great teammate requires possessing a positive attitude. A willful desire to make a team great through support, accountability, and caring for your teammates.
David Ross does an excellent job of sharing his stories about his life in baseball and he teaches all readers the power of being there for others, of sticking with your dream, and of finding your role in life. There is great wisdom in the words Rossy shared and I am happy to have come along for the ride.
I’ll never forget the joy of the 2016 Chicago Cubs winning the World Series and how big a role Rossy played in delivering a World Series Championship to all of us long suffering Cubs fans. Thanks Grandpa Rossy for all the memories! Go Cubs Go!
Along the way we learn more about the man. His road to Chicago, the learning process of understand his role on the team and in lifem in being a good teammate, a good friend and a good person.
I also learned that the dangers of concussions can be found in baseball.
Finally, David's points for becoming a great team member are something that can be applied in life.
A great read!
I would recommend this to anyone who is playing or has played the game, coaching, or someone trying to create a team driven work environment.