Gabriel Jordan "Gabe" Gross (born October 21, 1979, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.
His father, Lee Gross, was center for the Auburn Tigers and in the NFL. His brother, Bo Gross, played football for Texas Christian University.
Baseball career 
Gross played football, basketball, and baseball at Northview High School in Dothan, Alabama. Formerly a starting quarterback for the Auburn football team, Gross was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round (15th overall) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. Promoted from Triple-A Syracuse on August 7, 2004, he saw limited duty against left-handed pitching.
In September 2004, he belted his first major league home run off the Oakland A's Justin Duchscherer. His outfield range is very good, and he has a strong arm. In 38 games, he collected 73 putouts with five assists and one double play in 78 total chances, for a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
On December 7, 2005, Gross was traded by the Blue Jays to the Milwaukee Brewers, along with pitchers Dave Bush and Zach Jackson, in exchange for first baseman Lyle Overbay and pitching prospect Ty Taubenheim.
Gross made his debut with the Brewers on April 4, 2006, and hit a pinch-hit home run to give the Brewers a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
At the beginning of the 2006 season with the Brewers, he obtained the nickname "the Southern Gentleman" for his politeness and well-mannered attitude both on and off the field.
The plan was to have him share time with Tony Gwynn, Jr. and Gabe Kapler in center field in 2008 while Mike Cameron served his 25 game suspension. With a focus on defense, Yost indicated in March that Gwynn and Kapler might have a leg up on Gross.
Gross was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on April 22, 2008, for pitching prospect Josh Butler.
Gross finished the 2008 season batting .243, with 13 home runs and 38 RBIs.
On December 12, 2009, Gross was non-tendered by the Rays. On February 1, 2010, Gross signed with Oakland Athletics to a one year contract. Gross signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Seattle Mariners on February 5, 2011. He was released on March 26. On April 23, he signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins.
Gross retired on April 26, 2011.
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Former Auburn All-American Gabe Gross 10-28-11.
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Auburn hitting coach Gabe Gross 2/2/13.
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Oakland A's outfielder Gabe Gross at the Wiregrass High School Home Run Derby Feb. 6, 2010. Gross played at Northview and Auburn before his pro career.
Tampa Bay Rays' Gabe Gross 10th Inning Walk-off Homerun
Gabe Gross led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a homerun, as the Tampa Bay Rays, who owns the best record in the American League at 35-22, downed the ...
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GUTTA GABE FLOWIN ON GUCCI MANE'S "GROSS" AND "TRAP TALK"
Gross' RBI single
OAK@CLE: Gross lines an RBI single to left field.
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Portland's favorite Pomeranian Gabe enjoys attacking cotton socks. Pretty, pretty, pretty.....cute.
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Portland's favorite pom sporting a cone and begging for chicken sticks.
2009 Auburn Annual Celebrity Home Run Derby: Bo Jackson, Gabe Gross, Tim Hudson, Frank Sanders...
Video by C.J. Crutchfield. Auburn fans, 1715 of them, gathered in Plainsman Park to see old heroes smash some long balls in Auburns Annual Celebrity Home Ru...
Fri, 17 May 2013 19:55:28 -0700
After Patrick Savage flied out, hitting coach Gabe Gross called for a hit and run. With Cooper moving, Dan Glevenyak hit the ball hard back up the middle. It bounced off Stanek. For a fleeting moment it seemed Auburn surely would have runners on first ...
Sun, 05 May 2013 22:58:02 -0700
Friday night, after Ole Miss had beaten Auburn 6-1, Gabe Gross was more than disappointed. He was on the verge of being discouraged. Auburn Tigers. Auburn hitting coach Gabe Gross. Gross, Auburn's hitting coach, had watched his team score one run or ...
Wed, 15 May 2013 06:09:56 -0700
2009 — Gabe Gross and Akinori Iwamura pulled off a double steal in the fifth inning of a 4-2 win over Cleveland, giving Tampa Bay at least one stolen base in 18 straight games. It was the longest stretch in the AL since the New York Yankees had a 19 ...
Tue, 14 May 2013 21:15:30 -0700
“It's tough,” Auburn hitting coach Gabe Gross said. “The last thing we saw at Florida was 94 or 95 (mph) and we get here and it's 81. I thought we tried to battle late, but we didn't have very many good at-bats.” Head coach John Pawlowski said players ...
Athens Daily Review
Sat, 11 May 2013 18:03:13 -0700
The Hornets scored four runs during a two out rally as Garrett Conley doubled, and Gabe Gross was hit by a pitch to put runners on first and second. Travis Takata then cleared the bases with a double and Adam Stallings walked. Kaleb Sifers then roped a ...
Sun, 12 May 2013 13:43:15 -0700
After talking with hitting coach Gabe Gross, he bunted foul on the first pitch. Then he hit a 2-1 pitch over the fence in left-center to give Auburn all the runs it would need. Tella also hit a three-run homer in Auburn's 7-4 victory Friday night. “I ...
New England Business Bulletin
Sun, 05 May 2013 05:16:21 -0700
"Gabe's gross and fine motor skills are very limited," says Joanne Farias of New Bedford, his foster mother. "He can't sit up independently, walk or feed himself. He is a lot of work, because of his physical challenges, but he is so very loving. He ...
Athens Daily Review
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 04:12:34 -0700
Senior Gabe Gross opened the inning with a single and advanced to second on a groundout by Lance Funkhouser. Jesse Taylor then put runners on the corners as he reached on an error by Lucas Flournoy. Daniel Mossberger then reached base on the ...
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