MANAGING/COACHING CAREER: Officially named 52nd manager of the Phillies on Sept. Sept. 22, 2013, after serving as interim manager since Aug. 16, 2013...Is one of two Hall of Famers currently managing in MLB (MIN's Paul Molitor)..Is the seventh Phillies manager to also play and coach for the club...Hired as Phillies third base coach and infield instructor on Oct. 4, 2012, 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 in 2011 by Baseball America...Spent four 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 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 for nine years (1998-2006).
PLAYING CAREER: 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, Sept. 2, 1981...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 9 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 second in doubles (340)...Did not play during the 1995 season after retiring on June 13, 1994; was reinstated on Oct. 31, 1995...At the time of his retirement following the 1997 season, his 277 HR as a second baseman was a Major League record.
PERSONAL: Ryne Dee Sandberg... Married Margaret Facio (Aug. 19, 1995); has five children: B.R. (Nov. 29, 1979), Adriane (Oct. 24, 1982), Lindsey (Oct. 1, 1982), Justin (May 6, 1984) and Steven (Oct. 28, 1984)...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... In 2014, started Sandberg's Squad, a charitable ticket program to benefit local pediatric hospitals...Also supports hunger initiatives including the Phillies Phans Feeding Families campaign and Philabundance.