(CBS) — How’s this for a story pitch? An aging athlete gets one last shot at a World Series championship while spending his final season with Chicago’s Lovable Losers.

Well, that actually happened to retired Cubs catcher David Ross in 2016, and now his story is on track to become a sports biopic, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The basis of the movie, developed by Radar Pictures, is Ross’s forthcoming biography, Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Agesco-written with Don Yaeger and featuring a forward by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.

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Ross, 40, was a veteran player and emotional anchor as the Cubs made their way through a historic year and postseason in 2016 before finally winning it all in Game 7 of the World Series against the Cleveland Indians. Ross — affectionately known as “Grandpa Rossy” — himself came through in that final cliffhanger of a contest with a home run.

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Since retiring, Ross has been keeping busy. He’s currently on “Dancing with the Stars” and will also serve as an analyst for ESPN.