Breaking: Phillies to name Ryne Sandberg as manager

In a move that was expected by many, the Philadelphia Phillies will name Ryne Sandberg as the 52nd manager in team history, according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. After taking over for Charlie Manuel on August 16, the Phillies have gone 17-16 under Sandberg and have seemed like a completely different team.

In his playing days, Sandberg was an elite second and third baseman. In 16 years at the big league level, Sandberg hit .285 with 282 home runs, 76 triples, 1061 RBI’s and 344 stolen bases. He made it to 10 All-Star games in those 16 seasons.

In 2005, Sandberg was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Sandberg has now achieved the feat of being a player and a manager in MLB. Not many people get to say that, as that is an amazing accomplishment.

The players love Sandberg. He brings a positive attitude, great baseball mind and a guy that some of the younger players can lean on for tips and other information. This is a very wise decision by the Phillies to remove the interim tag on Sandberg.

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Author: Robert Murray