Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg

About Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959), nicknamed 'Ryno,' is a former Major League Baseball second baseman. He played major-league baseball for sixteen years (- and 199697) and spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. He was named for relief pitcher Ryne Duren, and is recognized as one of the best second basemen of his era. Sandberg was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005. Sandberg is currently the third base coach and infield instructor for the Philadelphia Phillies. 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 born in Spokane, Washington, the son of Elizabeth, a nurse, and Derwent D. Sandberg, a mortician.

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