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Chicago Cubs hire David Ross as manager

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Posted at 10:59 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 11:32:05-04

(WTXL) — Florida High grad and two-time World Series champion David Ross has officially been hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs through the 2022 season.

The Cubs will announced Ross' hire on Thursday. He will serve as manager on a three-year deal through the 2022 season.

Ross is a 15-year veteran of Major League Baseball and won the 2013 World Series with the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs in 2016. He started all four games the Sox won against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

He also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. This will be Ross' first managerial experience.

Since his retirement, Ross has served as an ESPN baseball analyst.

Ross was born in Bainbridge but grew up in Tallahassee. Ross played his prep ball at Florida High School and went on to star at both Auburn University and the University of Florida.

He was also featured on season 24 of Dancing with the Stars, coming in as the season's runner up to Rashad Jennings.