(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.READ MORE: Milixen Ardon And Wilfredo Cruz Charged With Murder Of 2-Year-Old Alisson Zelayz, Who Suffered Burns And Bruises In Chicago Lawn
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 Ages, co-written with Don Yaeger and featuring a forward by Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein.READ MORE: Officer Shoots Suspect In Kenosha County, Sources Say Police K-9 Also Wounded
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.MORE NEWS: Two Chicago Police Officers Wounded By Accidental Friendly Fire While Confronting Suspect In Lyons, Police Say
Since retiring, Ross has been keeping busy. He’s currently on “Dancing with the Stars” and will also serve as an analyst for ESPN.