David Ross is the first MLB player to compete on Dancing with the Stars — and the show is in its 24th season. Ross isn’t any old former MLB catcher, the 40-year-old helped the Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians and win the 2016 World Series. (The last time the Cubs won was in 1908!) At his last at-bat, in Game 7 of the World Series, Ross hit a home run. That’s going out in style. It might not surprise his fans that he’s doing well on the dance floor, too. With his pro dance partner Lindsay Arnold, they scored a 28 out of 40 to start things off.
But that’s not all the good news David Ross has to celebrate. On May 9 his memoir Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages will be released. And now it will also be made into a movie. Radar Pictures has partnered with Ross and the Cubs to produce the film. Ross and the co-writer of the book Don Yaeger will serve as exec producers. The CEO of Radar Pictures is Ted Field, heir of the Chicago family Field fortune, as in Marshall Field. P.S. DWTS airs Mondays at 8pm on ABC.