3. Ryne Sandberg
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 18, 1959 in Spokane, WA USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 02, 1981
  • Final Game: September 28, 1997
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • Most Valuable Player - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1984
  • TSN All-Star - 1984
  • TSN Major League Player of the Year - 1984
  • TSN Player of the Year - 1984
  • Gold Glove - 1985
  • Silver Slugger - 1985
  • Gold Glove - 1986
  • Gold Glove - 1987
  • Gold Glove - 1988
  • Silver Slugger - 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1988
  • Gold Glove - 1989
  • Silver Slugger - 1989
  • TSN All-Star - 1989
  • Gold Glove - 1990
  • Silver Slugger - 1990
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
  • Gold Glove - 1991
  • Silver Slugger - 1991
  • TSN All-Star - 1991
  • Silver Slugger - 1992
  • TSN All-Star - 1992
 
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Ryne Sandberg arrived in Chicago via one of the most lopsided trades in baseball history as the future Hall of Fame arrived with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus.  Sandberg was converted to an infielder, and after playing only six games in the Majors with Philadelphia, he would be converted from Outfield to Third Base (he would then move to Second a year after)

As a rookie, Sandberg collected 172 Hits, and in 1983 he maintained that solid hitting and would win the first of his nine straight Gold Gloves at Second.  "Ryno” would win the National League MVP in 1984 when he batted .314 (his first of what would be five .300 seasons), and he would lead the NL in Runs Scored (114) and Triples (19) and was a Home Run away from 20.  He was also an All-Star for the first time, which began a streak of ten straight.

Sandberg was the heart of the Cubs for over a decade, and while he had moderate power numbers in the first half of his career but he went yard at least 26 times in four straight years (1989-1992), including a National League leading 40 in 1990.  He would retire early in 1994 and came back to play two more seasons before retiring permanently after 1997.

He would accumulate 2,385 Hits with 282 Home Runs and 1,061 Runs Batted In as a Chicago Cub, and he would enter the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Second Base, Third Base
  • Acquired: Traded from the Philadelphia Phillies with Larry Bowa for Ivan DeJesus 1/27/82.
  • Departed:

    Retired 6/13/94.

    Acquired (2): Returned before the 1996 Season.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1997 Season.
  • Games Played: 2151
  • Notable Statistics: 1,316 Runs, 2,386 Hits, 403 Doubles, 76 Triples, 282 Home Runs, 1,061 Runs Batted In, 344 Stolen Bases, .285/.344/.452 Slash Line, 68.1 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    MVP (1984)

    Major League Player of the Year (1984)

    All-Star (1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993)

    Silver Slugger (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 & 1991)

    Gold Glove (1984, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991 & 1992)

    Highest bWAR for Position Players (1984)

    Most Runs Scored (1984, 1989 & 1990)

    Most Total Bases (1990)

    Most Triples (1984)

    Most Home Runs (1990)

    Highest Stolen Base Percentage (1987)

    Highest Power-Speed # (1985)

    Most Assists by a Second Baseman (1983, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991 & 1992)

    Most Double Plays Turned by a Second Baseman (1983)

    Most Total Zone Runs by a Second Baseman (1984, 1992, 1994 & 1996)

    Highest Range Factor per Game by a Second Baseman (1983 & 1984)

    Highest Fielding Percentage by a Second Baseman (1983, 1984, 1986 & 1991)
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