40 Facts About Cody Ross


Cody Joseph Ross was born on December 23,1980, and nicknamed "Toy Cannon" and "Ross the Boss, " is an American former professional baseball outfielder.

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Cody Ross played in Major League Baseball for 12 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Florida Marlins, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Arizona Diamondbacks and Oakland Athletics.

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Cody Ross is one of the few Major League players to bat right-handed and throw left-handed.

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Cody Ross reached the Major Leagues in 2003, but suffered a torn ACL which caused him to miss most of September.

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Cody Ross was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers following spring training in 2004, appearing in a handful of games with them in 2005.

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Cody Ross was used mainly as a reserve outfielder in 2006 and 2007, but during the 2008 season he took over a starting role.

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Cody Ross would be a starting outfielder for the rest of his Marlins career, playing centerfield or right field.

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Cody Ross's father was a chiropractor and professional bull rider; and as a youth, Cody Ross wanted to become a rodeo clown.

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Cody Ross used to attend his father's bull-riding matches in clown outfits, complete with makeup.

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Cody Ross did not give up on the aspiration until his family moved to Dallas, Texas.

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Cody Ross was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the fourth round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft.

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Cody Ross began his minor league career that year with the rookie Gulf Coast League Tigers, batting.

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Cody Ross played for the A-advanced Lakeland Tigers of the Florida State League in 2001.

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In 2002, Cody Ross played for the AA Erie SeaWolves of the Eastern League, getting named to both the regular season and postseason All-Star teams for the league.

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Cody Ross finished the year with 112 hits, 28 doubles, three triples, 72 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.

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Cody Ross was named the Tigers' Minor League Player of the Year, and he was named to Baseball America's postseason All-Star team.

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In 2004, Cody Ross was supposed to begin the season in the minors for Detroit.

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On June 24,2005, Cody Ross was recalled by the Dodgers to give them another bat during interleague play.

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Cody Ross was out of options in 2006 and made the Dodgers Opening Day roster as a backup outfielder only because of an injury to Kenny Lofton.

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Cody Ross began 2008 platooning with Amezaga again in center field, though Amezaga was eventually replaced by Jacque Jones as Cody Ross's centerfield partner.

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Cody Ross played against left-handed pitchers as Amezaga and Jones faced right-handers.

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Cody Ross began 2010 in right field, but he moved to center field when Maybin was sent down on June 17.

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Cody Ross appeared in 33 regular season games for the Giants, batting.

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Cody Ross was named the Giants' starting right fielder for the playoffs because of a neck injury to Jose Guillen, according to Bruce Bochy at the start of the postseason.

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Cody Ross hit two home runs off of Roy Halladay in Game 1 in the following NLCS against the Phillies, and hit a solo home run against Roy Oswalt in Game 2.

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Cody Ross's home run off the Braves' Derek Lowe was the Giants' first hit in Game 4 of the NLDS.

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Cody Ross won his first World Series ring as the Giants defeated the Rangers in five games to win their first World Series since 1954.

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In 2011 Cody Ross re-signed with the Giants on a one-year contract worth $6.

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On January 26,2012, Cody Ross finalized a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.

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Cody Ross was supposed to provide depth off the bench, but injuries, particularly to Carl Crawford, led to him holding a starting role for the entire season.

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Cody Ross started almost every day for Boston in all three outfield positions, but mainly right field.

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On May 18,2012, Cody Ross suffered a fractured foot after fouling a ball off his foot.

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Cody Ross was placed on the disabled list and expected to miss from six to eight weeks.

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On December 22,2012, Cody Ross agreed to a three-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks worth a reported $26 million, with a club option and a $1 million buyout.

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Cody Ross began the 2013 season playing right field, but in May and for the rest of the season he split time between right and left field.

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Cody Ross was placed on the disabled list and missed the rest of the season.

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On May 15,2016, Cody Ross referred to himself as "not playing anymore" on his Twitter page.

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Years later, when asked about the two home runs he hit against Roy Halladay in Game 1 of the 2010 NLCS, Cody Ross recalled an earlier encounter from the same season: Roy Halladay's perfect game against the Marlins, for whom Cody Ross played before being acquired by the Giants.

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Cody Ross has been a fan favorite in his career, especially in Florida and San Francisco, where he earned the nicknames "Toy Cannon" and "Ross the Boss", respectively.

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Cody Ross has a sister, Sarah, who was a long-jumper and basketball player growing up.

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