Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|In 16 seasons what is Ryne's total career homerun count?||Ryne Sandberg
282. Didn't really start crackin homers until the 1985 season when he hit 26. His 16 seasons were 1981 to 1997 inclusive (he didn't play in 1995) he played 2164 games.
|For nine consecutive years Ryne Sandberg won the Gold Glove Award. What were the years?||Ryne Sandberg
1983-1991. At 6'2' and 180 lbs he made 2nd base look easy!
|On June 21st, 1989 Sandberg began his streak of errorless games. When did the streak end?||Ryne Sandberg
May 17th 1990. It's safe to say, he was awesome.
|In his first few seasons Sandberg hit very few homeruns. How many did he have in 1985?||Ryne Sandberg
26. Just never realized what power he really had!
|In Ryne's hometown there is a playing field named after him. Where is this playing field at?||Ryne Sandberg
His Highschool. In 1982 North Central high finished construction of the new school and with that came Sandberg field.
|In 1990 Sandberg had his best year ever at the plate. What was his slugging percentage and homerun total?||Ryne Sandberg
559-40. His previous best was in 1989 when he hit 30.
All of these (Wichita, Reading, Spartanburg). To strengthen his fielding, he also played winter ball. (Like he needed it!)
|When Ryne was drafted in 1978, what MLB team drafted him?||Ryne Sandberg
Phillies. He went straight from Highschool to the Phillies.
2005. He was inducted along with Wade Boggs.
76. Ryne Sandberg had a total of 344 stolen bases in his career.
2. He appeared in the series in 1984 and 1989.
.314. Ryne's lifetime batting average was .285. His season high batting average was achieved in 1984.
1260. Ryne's season high strikeout number was 116 in 1996.
282. He also hit 76 triples.
8385. In 1982, Ryne was traded from the Phillies to the Cubs, while with the Phillies he only had six official at-bats.
9. Ryne's lifetime fielding percentage was 98.9.
15. Ryne wast drafted by the Phillies in the 20th round of the 1978 amateur draft. He played with them for one season.
1997. Ryne's debut game was on September 2, 1981.
Dusty Baker. Dusty Baker managed the Cubs from 2003 to 2006, long after Sandberg retired in 1997. Jim Riggleman was the Cubs manager during Ryne's comeback seasons in 1996 and 1997. Jim Essian managed Ryne in 1991 after Don Zimmer was fired. Sandberg was on the Cubs team in 1987 when Frank Lucchesi finished that season as an interm skipper following Gene Michael's resignation.
1. Ryne hit his only playoff home run in Game 1 of the 1989 NLCS against Scott Garrelts of the San Francisco Giants. That was the first night postseason game at Wrigley Field. Sandberg's home run came in the bottom of the 3rd inning as the Cubs cut the Giants lead at that point 4-3. Unfortunately, that was the game Will Clark hit a grand slam off Greg Maddux as the Giants won 11-3. Clark was overwhelming for the Cubs to handle as he hit .650 in that NLCS and was the series MVP. The Giants beat the Cubs in five games. But Ryne, too, had a great series as well. He hit .400 off San Francisco pitching.
200. Ryne had 200 hits out of 636 at-bats, which posted a .314 batting average. This was during his MVP season of 1984. At that time, the 200 hits were the most by a Cubs player since Bill Buckner had 201 in 1982.
Don Kessinger. Kessinger was the Cubs' shortstop from 1964-1975.
|Which player of the 1984 Cubs NL East Division championship team said this about Ryne as a great Chicago Cub: "If ever there was a Hall of Famer, it's Ryne Sandberg. He single-handedly carried the Cubs to the playoffs for the first time in 39 years. Ryne Sandberg is the Cubs?"||Ryne Sandberg: The Great Cub
Rick Sutcliffe. Besides Ryne, Sutcliffe was a major contributor to the Cubs winning the division in 1984. After being traded from the Indians early in the year, Rick posted a remarkable 16-1 record with the Cubs and won the Cy Young Award.
103. There were seven Cubs who had 100+ runs in the season.
1982. Ryne first played in the Majors late in the 1981 season with the Phillies. Ironically, he got his first big league hit against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 27, 1981. On January 27, 1982, Philadelphia traded Sandberg and Larry Bowa to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus.
Third Base. He played only 24 games at second base in his first year, then in his second year with the Cubs, Ryne switched to second base.