Ryne Sandberg made his MLB debut in 1981 with the Philadelphia Phillies. In those early days, Sandberg certainly didn't seem destined for the Hall of Fame; he played in only 13 games over that first season, and the Phillies didn't seem to know what to do with him. He was traded to the Chicago Cubs before the 1982 season—a trade that set him on the path to superstardom. He played well in his initial year with the Cubs, as a third baseman, but he did even better after making the transition to second base for the 1983 season, when he won his first of nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
Sandberg’s true breakthrough as an MLB player came in 1984. He racked up some amazing stats that season: .314 batting average, 114 runs, 200 hits, 36 doubles, and 19 triples. That achievement netted him National League MVP honors and turned him into one of the most popular players in baseball. Sandberg went on to clear the .300 barrier four more times during his career. In 1990, he led the NL with 40 home runs.
Sandberg retired in 1994, only to return to the Cubs in '96 for two final seasons. He was voted into the Hall of Fame in 2005; he devoted part of his ceremonial speech to recommending the induction of fellow Cubs Ron Santo and Andre Dawson (both of whom would, in fact, eventually get into Cooperstown). A few weeks later, Ryne Sandberg’s jersey number (23) was retired by the Cubs. He also served as manager for his first MLB team, the Phillies, from 2013 to 2015.
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