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Playing in the final series of his major-league career, David Ross put his body on the line.
With the Chicago Cubs already trailing the Cleveland Indians 2-0 in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series, Jon Lester induced a bases-loaded popup in foul ground that Ross tracked down and caught for the final out. In making the grab, he crashed face-first into the padding and netting behind home plate.
Ross, who’s retiring after the season due in part to his concussion history, appeared to be fine after making the play.