Ross Baumgarten (born May 27, 1955, in Highland Park, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, who pitched from 1978 to 1982 for the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Baumgarten was a southpaw starting pitcher.
Baumgarten attended the University of Florida. In 1977 he was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 20th round of the draft.
In 1978, pitching for Appleton in the minor leagues, he was 9-1 with a 1.82 ERA.
In 1979 he was 13-8, and was 6th in the American League with 3 shutouts. He came in 4th in AL Rookie of the Year voting, and was voted to the 1979 Topps All-Star Rookie Team.
Baumgarten pitched a 1-hitter on July 2, 1980, for the White Sox against the California Angels. The lone hit was a single by Rod Carew in the top of the 7th inning. The White Sox won the game, 1-0.
In March 1982 he was traded by the White Sox with Butch Edge to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Ernie Camacho and Vance Law.
Ross currently works at William Blair in Chicago