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Ryne Sandberg #23

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● Officially named 52nd manager of the Phillies on 9/22/13, after serving as interim manager since 8/16/13

● Hired as Phillies third base coach and infield instructor on 10/4/12, his first ML coaching position

● Spent two seasons as manager for Lehigh Valley (AAA), where he went 155-132 (.540)

● Led Lehigh Valley to their first playoff appearance in club history by winning the International League wild card in 2011; it was also the club's first season with a winning record (80-64)

● Named Minor League Manager of the Year for 2011 by Baseball America

● Spent four seasons managing in CHI's minor league system

● Managed Peoria (Class-A, 2007-08), Tennessee (Double-A, 2009) and Iowa (Triple-A, 2010), leading his clubs to two first-place finishes

● In 2010, his first season as a Triple-A manager, was named Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League after leading the Iowa Cubs to a tie for the best record in the Northern Division (82-62)

● Led Tennessee to the Southern League Championship in 2009

● Has an overall Minor League managerial record of 439-409-1 (.517)

● Served as a Spring Training instructor for CHI (1998-2006)

● 2005 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 76.2% of the votes (393 votes) in his third year of eligibility

● Originally selected by the Phillies in the 20th round of the 1978 draft

● Made his ML debut with the Phillies, 9/2/81

● Traded to CHI following the 1981 season

● Spent 15 years in the Major Leagues with CHI (1982-94; 1996-97)

● Won the 1984 NL MVP Award

● Was a 10-time All-Star and won nine Gold Gloves and seven Silver Slugger Awards

● Finished with a .285 AVG, 282 HR, 1,061 RBI and 344 SB in 2,164 games

● From 1982-93, led all NL players in hits (2,079), runs (1,141), total bases (3,273), AB (7,155) and times on base (2,759) and was T-1st in XBH (647) and 2nd in doubles (340)

● Did not play during the 1995 season after retiring on 6/13/94; was reinstated on 10/31/95

● At the time of his retirement following the 1997 season, his 277 HR as a second baseman was a major league record

Ryne Dee Sandberg… Married Margaret Facio (8/19/95); has five children: B.R. (11/29/79), Adriane (10/24/82), Lindsey (12/1/82), Justin (5/6/84) and Steven (10/28/84)… 1978 graduate of North Central High School (WA)… Earned all-city honors in basketball and baseball and was a first-team all-state selection in football… Was a 2013 inductee into the Ted Williams Hitting Hall of Fame in Tampa, FL.


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