Wayne Gross

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Wayne Gross
Third baseman
Born: (1952-01-14) January 14, 1952 (age 63)
Riverside, California
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 21, 1976 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1986 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
Batting average .233
Home runs 121
RBIs 396
Career highlights and awards
  • All star in 1977

Wayne Dale Gross (born January 14, 1952 in Riverside, California), is a former professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball primarily as a third baseman from 1976-1986. Gross was named to the All-Star as a rookie in 1977 as a last-minute injury replacement for Vida Blue,[1] As a rookie Gross belted 22 home runs that year. On December 8, 1983, Gross was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles for Tim Stoddard.

Along with former big leaguer Carney Lansford, Gross makes a cameo in the 1994 Disney movie, Angels in the Outfield as a relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Gross coached high school baseball for a time at Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.


  1. ^ "The Newark Star Ledger July 15, 2008 pg. 43". 

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