David Ross is having himself something a swan song season.
The 39-year-old career back-up catcher is swinging the bat as well as he ever has, hitting .261/.357/.493 on the year with four homers (after hitting just one all of last season).
That fourth homer came today, and it was a big one. The 100th homer of Ross’s career, which is pretty special for him to get in this final season:
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 27, 2016
You get a well-deserved curtain call after a milestone blast like that:
— #VoteCubs (@Cubs) May 27, 2016
— Kelly Crull (@Kelly_Crull) May 27, 2016
The homer was also pretty important in the game, coming with two on and the Cubs holding onto a one-run lead at the time.
Oh, and it was a serious blast:
David Ross' 100th career home run flew 417 feet and had an exit velocity of 106 mph pic.twitter.com/UraydWhFtg
— The Athletic Chicago (@TheAthleticChi) May 27, 2016
It wound up on Waveland after hitting the Nuveen sign in left, so hopefully someone will be getting that ball to its rightful owner.