'Dancing With The Stars' 2017 Cast: David Ross Is First MLB Player To Compete

David Ross is a two-time World Series champion and will be a forever-beloved Cubs catcher. Add "Dancing With The Stars" cast member to his retirement resume.

Ross, 39, was never named an All-Star in his 15-year career with eight teams. But now he's the first MLB player to compete on the athlete-dominated reality television show.

In trading baseball for "Mirrorball," Ross does have stiff competition, mainly from two Olympians — gold-medal gymnast Simone Biles and silver-medal figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

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Rounding out the "celebrity" cast are free-agent NFL running back Rashad Jennings, bull rider Bonner Bolton, "Saturday Night Live" alum Chris Kattan, actress Heather Morris, singer Normani Kordei and reality stars Nick Viall and Erika Girardi. And, oh yeah, because it's the early 1980s all over again and everyone's watching "The A-Team" and "Love Boat," Mr. T and Charo.

Ross is old, but he isn't Mr. T (64) or Charo (65) old. Donny Osmond (51) was the oldest star to win "DWTS," so there's a glimmer of disco hope for Ross.

It's hard not to root for Ross going from Chicago to the cha cha cha, just to see whether he'll be carried off the dance floor by Mr. T in the season finale. Despite his "tools of ignorance," pity the fool who doesn't think Ross has one more championship left in him.

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