March 30, 1966 |
El Paso, Texas
|September 4, 1991 for the New York Mets|
Last MLB appearance
|September 14, 1993 for the San Francisco Giants|
|Earned run average||3.00|
Bross attended St. John's University. A two-sport star, Bross was the starting center for the school's legendary basketball team. He helped the St. John’s Hoopsters to a Big East championship and a Final Four appearance. On the baseball field, Bross anchored the team’s pitching staff and helped lead his team to another Big East championship on the diamond.
Bross was drafted by the New York Mets in the 13th round of the 1987 amateur draft. He was signed June 10, 1987. He moved quickly through the Mets system, setting a saves record at AA Jackson.Bross ultimately pitched out of the Mets bullpen in 1991 as well as for the San Francisco Giants in 1993. His final career numbers include a 0–0 record in 10 games and a 3.00 career ERA.
Bross would later go on to play in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Yakult Swallows and the Seibu Lions from 1995–1999. Bross led the Central League in earned run average in 1995, with a 2.33 ERA. He threw a no-hitter for the Swallows in September 1995.
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