David Ross started Game 4 of the NLDS to catch John Lackey and he ended up driving in the Cubs first two runs of the game. Ross went 1-for-3 with a home run, a sacrifice fly and two RBI.
Ross tied the game at one in the third with a solo homer to left off Matt Moore. And Ross got all of it. The ball traveled an estimated 358 feet out to left with an exit velocity of 104.5 mph.
David Ross became the oldest catcher to hit a home run in postseason history. Ross passed the Angels’ Bob Boone (1986, American League Championship Series) and the Indians’ Tony Pena (1995, American League Division Series).
David Ross went yard in a postseason game for the first time since the 2012 NL Wild Card Game. Ross and the Braves lost 6-3 to the Cardinals.
At 39-years old, David Ross is now the oldest player in Cubs history to hit a home run in a postseason game.
David Ross still plans on hanging ‘em up when the Cubs are done playing ball this year. And if this is it, Grandpa is having a lot of fun and leaving it all on the field.