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 Game as a rookie in 1977 as a last-minute injury replacement for Vida Blue. As a rookie Gross belted 22 home runs on the 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.
- ^ "The Newark Star Ledger July 15, 2008 pg. 43".
By Dean Hanley
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