Sandberg has impressive resume

Phillies third base coach Ryne Sandberg (23) sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The Phillies won 3-1. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Phillies third base coach Ryne Sandberg (23) sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Pirates in Pittsburgh Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The Phillies won 3-1. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Posted: August 18, 2013

Here is a look at interim Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg:

As a manager and coach:

He was named Phillies third base coach and infield instructor on Oct. 4, 2012. It was his first Major League coaching position.

Sandberg spent two seasons as the manager of triple AAA Lehigh Valley. He went 155-132 (.540) and led Lehigh Valley to its first playoff appearance in club history by winning the International League wild card in 2011.

He was named Minor League manager of the year for 2011 by Baseball America.

He spent four seasons - 2007-2010 - managing in Chicago's minor league system.

In 2010, his first season as a triple-A manager, he 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).

He led Tennessee to the Southern League Championship in 2009 and has an overall minor league managerial record of 439-409-1 (.517).

As a player

Sandberg was a 2005 inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame with 76.2 percent of the votes (393 votes) in his third year of eligibility.

He was originally selected by the Phillies in the 20th round of the 1978 draft.

He made his Major League debut with the Phillies on Spect. 2, 1981.

He was traded to the Cubs following the 1981 season.

He spent 15 years in the major leagues with the Cubs (1982-94; 1996-97).

He won the 1984 NL MVP award and was a 10-time All-Star. He won nine Gold Gloves and seven Silver Slugger awards.

HE finished with a .285 batting average, 282 home runs, 1,061 RBIs and 344 stolen bases in 2,164 games.

At the time of his retirement following the 1997 season, his 277 home runs as a second baseman was a major league record.

Personal

Ryne Dee Sandberg is married to Margaret Facio and has five children: B.R., Adriane, Lindsey, Justin and Steven

He is a 1978 graduate of North Central High School (WA) and earned all-city honors in basketball and baseball and was a first-time all-state selection in football.

Source: Phillies

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