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Chicago Cubs: Top five David Ross moments as a Cub

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May 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (3) tips his cap after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
May 27, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher David Ross (3) tips his cap after hitting a three-run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
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#1: Game 7 Home Run

At the time, the hit just seemed to pad a solid lead. In the end, a much-needed run in the biggest game for the Chicago Cubs. And, it was the last hit of David Ross’s career.

At 39 years and 228 days, Ross is the older player to hit a home run in Game 7 of a World Series ever. The blast came off of Cleveland Indians star reliever Andrew Miller and traveled 402 feet to straight away center field. Making the moment more special was the fact that Ross helped the Indians score two runs in the bottom of the fifth with a throwing error.

“I’d just come into the game and gave up two runs, and I felt like I let the team down,” Ross said. “When I hit it [in the sixth], it was as good as I could’ve hit it.”

His last game. His last hit. Winning the World Series. Worthy of the top moment for Ross’ career as a Chicago Cub.

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