Named Phillies 3rd base coach and infield instructor on 10/4/12, his first ML coaching position. Spent 2 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 4 seasons managing in CHI's minor league system. Managed Peoria (A, 2007-08), Tennessee (AA, 2009) and Iowa (AAA, 2010), leading his clubs to two 1st-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 3rd 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, won 9 Gold Gloves and 7 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) & 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 2nd 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-time all-state selection in football.