Induction Year: 2023
Location: East Hampton
Category: Baseball and Pro Sports
A 10-year MLB veteran who played for Cubs, Rockies, White Sox, Royals, Marlins, and Phillies from 2000 to 2011, Ross Gload was a career .281 hitter out of East Hampton. After his record-breaking 1994 season for East Hampton, Gload was honored with the Yastrzemski Award as the top player in Suffolk County. His 41 career home runs, and 20 in the 1994 season, are New York state high school records. Gload attended the University of South Florida, where he was also inducted into their hall of fame. In 1995 and 1996, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Hyannis Mets of the Cape Cod Baseball League and was named a league all-star in 1996.