Ryne Sandberg

(Ryne Dee Sandberg)

Ryne Sandberg
Ryne Sandberg
  • Born: September 18, 1959
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Athlete

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A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie.
Baseball wasn't easy for me.
Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back.
I didn't play the game right because I saw a reward at the end of the tunnel.
I don't expect any red carpet to the big leagues. If the opportunity comes, then it comes. But I don't think I'm owed anything.
I got into pro ball at 18 and played until I was almost 39, non-stop.
I had to prepare physically every day, and I didn't leave many scraps for the writers.
I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college. Sports & Athletics ;Respect
I have great memories of being a Cub, and I'm happy building new ones with the Phillies.
I learned a lot in the Minor Leagues, spending six years there. I honed my skills, as far as coaching goes. I was able to work with the players in a lot of facets of the game. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I never forgot the four years I spent with the Phillies, my September call-ups and my big league Spring Trainings. I never forgot that.
I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect. Respect
I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I think sometimes Hall of Famers might get labeled as guys who aren't suited for a coaching job or to be back at the Major League level.
I was a baseball player at North Central High School in Spokane, Washington even though I was all-city in basketball, even when I signed a letter of intent to play quarterback at Washington State.
I was in awe every time I walked on to the field. Time
I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that.
I was taught coming up in the Phillies organization to be seen and not heard by people like Pete Rose, my hero growing up, and players like Mike Schmidt and Steve Carlton and Manny Trillo.
I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.
If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen.
If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors.
In baseball, there's always the next day.
It didn't happen, but I feel fortunate for the two chances we had and it's just a shame we didn't go to a World Series for Cub fans.
I've been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs. That's always been important to me and I think it's always been special.
My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine.
My wife Margaret is the best thing that's ever happened to me.
No player in baseball history worked harder, suffered more, or did it better than Andre Dawson. He's the best I've ever seen. History
The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform.
The reason I am here, they tell me, is that I played the game a certain way, that I played the game the way it was supposed to be played.
There was Shawon Dunston and Mark Grace, and together we were a double play combination for ten years.
There's not too many guys that spend their whole career with one team and I think it's very fortunate and a blessing for me.
When did it - When did it become okay for someone to hit home runs and forget how to play the rest of the game?