Sandberg taking a swing in 1990.
| Born: September 18, 1959|
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|September 2, 1981 for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 28, 1997 for the Chicago Cubs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Member of the National|
|Baseball Hall of Fame|
Ryne Dee Sandberg (Ryno) is a Hall of Fame 2nd Baseman of the Chicago Cubs. Sandberg began his career with the Philadelphia Phillies after being drafted in the 20th round of the 1978 Amateur Draft. On January 27, 1982 Sandberg was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies along with Larry Bowa to the Chicago Cubs for Ivan DeJesus. Sandberg went on to compile a 15 year Hall of Fame playing career with the Chicago Cubs including his 1984 NL MVP season. Sandberg was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. Sandberg is currently the Manager of the Tennessee Smokies, the Chicago Cubs (Double-A) affiliate.
Bats Right, Throws Right
Height 6' 2", Weight 180 lbs.
Born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, WA
Named after former Yankees relief pitcher Ryne Duren.
Drafted in the 20th round of the 1978 Amateur Draft (Phillies)
Sandberg made his Major League debut on September 2, 1981 vs the Braves. Sandberg's first Major League hit came off of the Cubs' Mike Krukow on 9/27/81 at Wrigley Field. Played in 15 games compiling 6 ABs with the Phillies in 1981.
January 27, 1982: Traded by the Phillies along with Larry Bowa to the Chicago Cubs for SS Ivan DeJesus
Ranked 6th in NL Rookie of the Year voting after compiling a .271/.312/.372 line in 156 games including his first hit as a Cub. A single off of St. Louis' Joaquin Andujar on 4/13/82.
Won the 1st of his Gold Glove Awards in his first full season at 2B. Compiled a .261/.316/.351 line in 158 games.
Won the NL MVP award to help guide the Cubs into the Playoffs. Also won his 2nd consecutive Gold Glove award. Appeared in his first All-Star Game as a starter going 1 for 4. On June 23, 1984 before a national telecast on NBC, the Cubs battled their fiercest rival in the St. Louis Cardinals. The game has become to be known as The Sandberg Game. In the ninth inning, the Cubs trailed 9-8. Sandberg homered to left off of premier closer, Bruce Sutter. The Cardinals then scored two runs in the top of the tenth. Sandberg came up again in the bottom of the tenth inning, again facing Sutter with one man on and tied the game with another homer. The Cubs went on to win in the 11th inning on a single by Dave Owen.