Mark Ross

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1988 ProCards Syracuse Chiefs #824 Mark Ross

Mark Joseph Ross

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Mark Ross went 1-0 with a save and a 1.80 ERA for Team USA in the 1978 Amateur World Series. The USA won Silver that year. Ross tied four other hurlers for the Series lead in saves. He later became a Houston Astros scout, signing Brock Dykxhoorn, Mitch Einertson and Jon Gaston.

He pitched in the major leagues in six different seasons, but never as many as 10 games as a prototypical AAAA player. His career totals are 27 games, all in relief, and 42 1/3 innings. Still, he did not pitch badly, with an ERA of 3.83 and a 2-2 record with 1 save during this time. In 1987, he made only one major league appearance with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it was a memorable one, as pitching the final inning of a 10-7 loss to the Montreal Expos on August 16th, he gave up one run in his lone inning of work. That run came on a solo homer by Tim Raines, who thus hit for the cycle for the only time of his illustrious career.

Ross was a coach for the Greenville Braves in 1992, Idaho Falls Braves in 1993-1994, and Macon Braves in 1996-1998.

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