Mark Joseph Ross
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- College Texas A&M University
- High School Mt. Carmel High School
- Debut September 12, 1982
- Final Game August 15, 1990
- Born August 8, 1957 in Galveston, TX USA
Mark Ross went 1-0 with a save and a 1.80 ERA for Team USA in the 1978 Amateur World Series. The USA won Silver that year. Ross tied four other hurlers for the Series lead in saves. He later became a Houston Astros scout, signing Brock Dykxhoorn, Mitch Einertson and Jon Gaston.
He pitched in the major leagues in six different seasons, but never as many as 10 games as a prototypical AAAA player. His career totals are 27 games, all in relief, and 42 1/3 innings. Still, he did not pitch badly, with an ERA of 3.83 and a 2-2 record with 1 save during this time. In 1987, he made only one major league appearance with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but it was a memorable one, as pitching the final inning of a 10-7 loss to the Montreal Expos on August 16th, he gave up one run in his lone inning of work. That run came on a solo homer by Tim Raines, who thus hit for the cycle for the only time of his illustrious career.