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Ryne Sandberg


  Male      American      Athlete

  Born : Sep 18, 1959  


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Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959), nicknamed "Ryno", is an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs for sixteen years (1981–1994 and 1996–97). He became "interim manager" of the Philadelphia Phillies in August 2013. He was officially named manager of the Philadelphia Phillies on September 22, 2013, making him the only Hall of Fame player managing in the league.

Sandberg established himself as a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove candidate, making 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 1983 to 1991. His career .989 fielding percentage is a major-league record at second base. Sandberg was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005. He resigned from his managerial duties for the Phillies on June 26, 2015

Born in Spokane, Washington, Sandberg's parents were Elizabeth, a nurse, and Derwent D. "Sandy" Sandberg, a mortician. He was named for relief pitcher Ryne Duren.

Sandberg was a three-sport star in high school at North Central and graduated in 1978. The previous fall he was named to Parade Magazine's High School All-America football team, one of the eight quarterbacks, and one of two players from the state of Washington. The school's baseball field was named in his honor in 1985 as "Ryne Sandberg Field," and his varsity number was retired in both football and baseball...


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