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  Ryne Sandberg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed "Ryno", is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs.
Sandberg was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005.
Sandberg, Brady Anderson and Barry Bonds are the only players to have both a 40-homer (1990) and 50-steal (1985) season during their careers.
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 Ryne Sandberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ryne Sandberg was one of the best second basemen in Cub history and also a great hitter.
Ryne Sandberg was born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, WA.
He was named after Ryne Duren, who was pitching for the Yankees while Sandberg's parents tried to pick a name for him.
www.mlb.com /mlb/kids/website_contest/runnerup_a/history_sandberg.html   (230 words)

 TheCubdom - Ryne Sandberg Hall of Fame Page - Why Ryno belongs in the HOF
Sandberg started the 1985 season in a slump, batting.192 in April, but caught fire in early May raising his average to.257 in the first 17 games in May, he continued to hit well the rest of the season, finishing with a.305 AVG and a.364 OBP.
Sandberg's retirement rocked the baseball world, primarily because he was a player many believed was still in his prime, and because he walked away from $16 million left on his contract.
Ryne Sandberg's candidacy for the Hall of Fame is as much a sure thing as a ground ball to second when he played.
www.thecubdom.com /playerpages/RyneSandberg.html   (6157 words)

 Ryne Sandberg: biography and encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, EHandler: no quick summary.
He was named after relief pitcher Ryne Duren[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject], EHandler: no quick summary.
Sandberg was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame[For more, click on this link] in January 2005; he will be formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ry/ryne_sandberg.htm   (1496 words)

 Ryne Sandberg :: spokesmanreview.com
What Sandberg did have was time and imagination, a bat and a glove, maybe a tennis or golf ball to spice things up – and the house at 723 W. Augusta, which took a pounding more intense than Fenway's Green Monster or Wrigley's ivied brick ever endured.
Derwent Sandberg was a mortician and his wife Elizabeth a registered nurse, and together they provided for their daughter Maryl and sons Lane, Del (named for former Philadelphia outfielder Del Ennis) and Ryne.
But Sandberg started to consider the rigors of trying to play two sports in college and keep up his studies, not that he had anything he was passionate about studying anyway.
www.spokesmanreview.com /sections/sandberg/story.asp?ID=early_years   (1732 words)

 Tales from the Cubs Dugout / Pete Cava | BaseballLibrary.com
Sandberg, a native of Spokane, Washington, came to the Cubs from the Phillies in January 1982 along with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus.
Sandberg's biggest problem was trying to hold a straight face every time Connors tried to turn a pivot in less-than-balletic movement.
Ryne claims he was named after Ryne Duren, a hard-throwing Yankee relief pitcher in the late 1950s and early '60s.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/excerpts/cubs_dugout6.stm   (1001 words)

 Rays: Sandberg seeks identity apart from famous name
Ryne, now a part-time spring training instructor for the Cubs, and Jared chatted a few years ago about issues that might come up in being the next Sandberg.
Sandberg is hitting.219, and though he apparently will be in the lineup, LaMar said he still may not be ready.
Sandberg is extremely tough on himself, doubting and overanalyzing each action to the point at which sometimes there is no reaction.
www.sptimes.com /2002/03/21/news_pf/Rays/Sandberg_seeks_identi.shtml   (810 words)

 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sandberg, who played virtually his entire 16-year career with the Cubs and was the 1984 National League Most Valuable Player, finished with 76.2 percent or 393 votes, only six more than the necessary number.
Sandberg benefited from the fact that there wasn't a No. 2 sure shot on the ballot like a year ago when Molitor and Eckersley were both voted in on their first tries.
Sandberg was the eighth player to be elected to the Hall of Fame in his third year on the ballot.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20050104&content_id=927196&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp   (1420 words)

 Ryne Sandberg | BaseballLibrary.com
When Ryne Sandberg came into his own in the Windy City in 1984, the classic baseball film "The Natural" was a hit -- as were the Cubs, who played their way into the post-season for the first time since 1945.
Named after relief pitcher Ryne Duren, who was on the mound for the Yankees as Sandberg's parents tried to pick a name for their son, Sandberg was an outstanding high school athlete.
Sandberg spent nearly three years in the Phillies' minor league organization as a shortstop and despite defensive struggles he quickly matured into a "can't miss" prospect.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/S/Sandberg_Ryne.stm   (2341 words)

 Chicago Cubs : News : Chicago Cubs News
CHICAGO -- Ryne Sandberg's induction to the Hall of Fame in July was one of the pinnacles of his career, but nothing may have meant more to him than the celebration that awaited him at Wrigley Field on Sunday afternoon.
During the pregame ceremony, Sandberg was joined by his family -- his wife, Margaret, and their five children -- as he was welcomed onto the field by trumpeting horns and a thunderous ovation from a crowd of adoring fans.
Sandberg became a full-time second baseman in 1983 and turned into a star at the position, tallying nine Gold Glove Awards along with 10 selections to the National League All-Star team.
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 ESPN.com - MLB - Hall call: Boggs, Sandberg awarded top honor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sandberg, the 1984 National League MVP for the Chicago Cubs, was picked by 393 voters.
Sandberg, who came back in 1996 after a year off, has the highest fielding percentage among second basemen at.989 and his 277 homers were the most by a second baseman at the time of his retirement.
Dan Patrick Show: Ryne Sandberg described his feelings when the former Cubs 2B received the news that he was in the baseball Hall of Fame.
sports.espn.go.com /mlb/news/story?id=1958895   (1253 words)

 Ryno-mite! | Chicago Tribune
Sandberg's refusal to call attention to himself may have hurt his chances of becoming a first-ballot Hall of Famer, despite nine straight Gold Gloves, 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and a flair for the dramatic in the national spotlight.
Sandberg and five-time American League batting champion Wade Boggs were the only two players voted in as the Class of 2005 and will be inducted in ceremonies July 31 at Cooperstown, N.Y. For Sandberg, election to the Hall helped ease the disappointment of never reaching the World Series during his standout 16-year career.
Sandberg was an established star by the time Dunston reached the Cubs for good and he became the young shortstop's role model.
chicagotribune.com /sports/cs-050104sandberg,0,5610626.story?...   (833 words)

 Chicago Cubs All-Star 2nd baseman to attempt baseball comeback.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
At the time of his retirement, Ryne Sandberg, the 1984 NL MVP and holder of several major league fielding records, said he wanted to spend more time with his family, and said he had no intention of ever returning.
Sandberg recently remarried, and friends have described him as happier than he's been in a long time and said he's ready to return to the game he'd played professionally since he was 18.
Sandberg was picked by Philadelphia in the 20th round of the June 1978 draft and signed with the Phillies.
www.kstatecollegian.com /ISSUES/v100/FA/n051/spt-ap-Sandberg.html   (533 words)

 .: Corvallis Gazette-Times :. Archives
Star second baseman Ryne Sandberg, who Harper dissuaded from a football scholarship at Washington State to sign with the Phillies back in 1978, is one of four luminaries who will join baseball's holiest shrine in a ceremony at the picturesque upstate New York village of Cooperstown.
Sandberg retired on June 13, 1994, with 245 homers, 905 RBI and a.289 average.
Sandberg introduced Harper in 1986 when he was honored by the Pacific Northwest Area Professional Baseball Scouts for his lifetime contributions to baseball.
www.gazettetimes.com /articles/2005/07/30/sports/top_story/comm1.txt   (1272 words)

 Baseball As America - Baseball Hall Fame Inductees - Sponsorships - Ernst & Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The National Baseball Hall of Fame announced January 4th that Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg had received the required number of votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America to be admitted to the elite institution.
Ryne Sandberg, 45, never achieved the illusive championship it took Boggs 15 years to earn, but he knows something about Gold Gloves, having won nine in a row.
Sandberg Describes Defining Moment: 5 for 6, 7 RBI — He also tells of the moment he knew he might be able “not just to stick around but to be as good as anyone out there.” It was a Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, June 23, 1984, to be precise.
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 Ryne Sandberg Baseball Card Collection
Ryne retired again, for good, at the end of the 1997 season.
Sandberg was elibigle in 2003 for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Sandberg had several parallel issues before the insert craze of the 90's: Topps Tiffany 1983-1991, Topps Desert Shield in 1991, the Fleer Glossy Tin issues 1987-1989, and Score Glossy in 1988.
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 The Chicken man & Sandberg made it into Cooperstown - bargainshare.com
Ryne Robinson (born a month after the Cubs’ magical 1984 season) was the star receiver on the Miami of Ohio team that played Iowa State in the Independence Bowl.
Sandberg participated in a golf outing, answered questions during a pregame event at the ballpark and signed autographs for 45 minutes at Saturday's game.
Sandberg spent a year at third base for Chicago before making his home at second, a position he played until he called it career in 1997.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > Sports -- Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg – two of a kind enter Hall of Fame together
Although the 6-foot-2 Sandberg began at short, he eventually was switched to second and, like Boggs, had to endure a label of his own.
On June 23, 1984, Sandberg went 5-for-6 against the Cardinals and drove in seven runs, hitting a home run in the ninth inning to send the game into extra innings and tied the game again one inning later with another home run –; both off Bruce Sutter, one of the best relief pitchers in history.
Sandberg won MVP honors that year, hitting a career-high.314 with 19 homers, 84 RBIs, 114 runs, 32 stolen bases, and made only six errors in 156 games.
www.signonsandiego.com /sports/baseball/20050730-0818-bbo-halloffame.html   (1121 words)

 Cubs Faithful - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site: Chicago's Other #23
Sandberg was 'a throw in player' on a trade from the Phillies before the 1982 season.
Sandberg moved to second base and became the best at his position in his era.
Sandberg was a part of the 1984 and 1989 National League East Champion teams and was a leader every step of the way, including winning the 1984 National League MVP honor.
bleedingnorthsideblue.blogspot.com /2005/08/chicagos-other-23.html   (503 words)

 Ryne Sandberg Baseball Stats by Baseball Almanac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Ryne Sandberg was born on Friday, September 18, 1959, in Spokane, Washington.
Sandberg was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on September 2, 1981, with the Philadelphia Phillies.
His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Ryne Sandberg baseball stats page.
www.baseball-almanac.com /players/player.php?p=sandbry01   (327 words)

 ESPN.com: MLB - Sandberg deserved better from voters
Sandberg received roughly half the votes cast (244), well shy of the 75 percent needed for his ticket to Cooperstown.
But in Sandberg's case, it's worthwhile because he was so obviously as good as -- and usually significantly better than -- half the second basemen already in the Hall: Johnny Evers, Red Schoendienst, Billy Herman, Bobby Doerr, Nellie Fox, Tony Lazzeri, Bid McPhee and Bill Mazeroski.
What hurt Sandberg is his abrupt retirement in 1994 and dubious return a few years later.
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/caple_jim/1488657.html   (379 words)

 Ryne Sandberg - RBIdb
Ryne Sandberg is the #2 hitter and starting second baseman for the National League All Stars in the NES version of RBI Baseball.
Following a divorce (Ryne's wife was a hooker to the Nth degree...she fucked nearly the entire National League in 1988, had a better year than her hubby) and a 1995 Cubs run at the wild card, Ryno decided to make a return to the game he loved.
For 15 seasons, Sandberg was the model of consistency and professionalism.
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Sandberg, of course, has made it to Cooperstown-on his third try-but he knows that unless changes come, most of his All-Star teammates will stay on the outside looking in.
Sandberg himself finished out his 16-year career with a.285 average, 10 All-Star appearances, and a glittering fielding percentage of.989.
Sandberg grew up within handful of miles of two other athletic immortals-former Utah Jazz point guard and future NBA Hall of Famer John Stockton, and former Washington Redskins quarterback and 1992 Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien.
www.chicagosportsreview.com /printer/article.asp?c=147315   (1625 words)

 ABC News: Cubs Retire Ryne Sandberg's No. 23 Jersey   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nearly a month after his induction in Cooperstown, the 10-time All-Star, nine-time Gold Glove winner and 1984 MVP was given a standing ovation from the crowd and a framed replica jersey from the organization before watching his former team hang his No. 23 on the right-field foul pole.
Sandberg, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Williams are the only Cubs to have their numbers retired.
In 1984, he batted a career-high.314, hit 19 homers, stole 32 bases, led the majors in runs scored with 114 and won his second straight gold glove, leading the Cubs to their first playoff appearance since 1945.
abcnews.go.com /Sports/wireStory?id=1075230   (401 words)

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