ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT | World Series Champion Chicago Cub Hero David Ross Headed to Anderson’s Booksh
NAPERVILLE – SOLD OUT! So enormous was the success of last year’s Chicago Cubs’ victory that when that weight finally fell off the shoulders of long-suffering fans, the city went wild! That last out on November 2nd triggered an explosion of relief, tears, joy and love. If Chicago could express its collective thanks to the World Champion Chicago Cubs, fans would no doubt go to the ends of the world.
But they don’t have to. They just need to get themselves to Naperville on Thursday, June 1 at noon to a very special Anderson’s Bookshop event with one of the team’s members, the newly retired David Ross! “Grandpa Rossy” was among the celebrated teammates who helped bring home the World Series Championship trophy after 108 years! Now in his new book, Teammate, Ross shares his incredible story.
Ross will visit Anderson’s Bookshop for a limited time on Thursday, June 1 beginning at 12 noon. Tickets, $33, are required and available exclusively at DavidRossAndersons.brownpapertickets.com. Anderson’s Bookshop is located in the heart of Naperville, at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. phone (630) 355-2665, online at www.andersonsbookshop.com.
Each ticket will include one copy of Teammate, admit a family to the booksigning and photo line. Ross will autograph one book and pose for one photo per ticket. To keep the line running smoothly, there are restrictions for this special event. No personalizations will be permitted and Ross will not sign memorabilia.
About the Book: Packed with "compelling inside stories" (Chicago Tribune), Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team. In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons. Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly twenty years his junior. Thanks to Cubs Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, "Grandpa Rossy" became a social media sensation. No one, however, could have predicted that Ross's home run in his final career at bat would help seal the Cubs championship. Now, in Teammate, Ross shares the inspiring story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.
About the author: David Ross is a retired Major League Baseball catcher, who won the World Series with the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and the Chicago Cubs in 2016. In his fifteen-year career, he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, and Chicago Cubs.
Currently, Ross is also a popular contestant on Season 24 of ABC TV’s Dancing with the Stars. Co-writer Don Yaeger is an award-winning speaker, business leadership coach, a nine-time New York Times bestselling author, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Yaeger will not be attending the June 1 event in
About Anderson’s Bookshop: Ross’ upcoming visit is part of Anderson’s Bookshops’ calendar of special author events. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. Additional locations include Downers Grove, at 5112 Main Street (630)-963-2665 and La Grange, at 26 S. La Grange Rd. (708) 582-6353. A toy shop, Anderson’s Toyshop, at 111 W. Jefferson Ave., in Naperville, opened last year. To stay up to date with Anderson’s Bookshop happenings, please visit www.andersonsbookshop.com.
Key to Anderson’s success has been special author events, like the Thursday, June 1 program with David Ross.