Advertisement

 CHICAGO (AP) - Ryne Sandberg is back at Wrigley Field. Only this time, he's sitting in the visitor's dugout.
The Hall of Fame second baseman is the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, who opened a weekend series at the Chicago Cubs on a steamy Friday afternoon. Sandberg says he left about 15 tickets for family members, including five grandchildren.
Sandberg's consistent, steady play over 15 seasons with Chicago turned him into one of the most beloved figures in the history of the woebegone franchise. Nicknamed ``Ryno,'' he finished his career with a .285 batting average, 282 homers and 1,061 RBIs.
This is his first trip back since he was elevated to manager on Aug. 16. He says it feels good to be back in Chicago.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Pick Will the Reds pull off another upset of the Giants tonight when the two teams meet in San Francisco at 10:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Chapman joins Cubs for battle vs. White Sox Even on a day when the White Sox notched a huge victory, their crosstown rivals still managed to snag the spotlight.
Thumbnail Tigers target another W over BoSox On Monday, the Tigers leaned on an old reliable to pull out a series-opening win vs. the Red Sox. This evening’s hurler offers...
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction Are the Astros a safe bet to beat the Yankees tonight when the two teams meet at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Garcia gives Cards a shot in Game 2 vs. Mets Not only do baseball fans in Gotham get to take in a single-admission doubleheader today, they receive the added bonus of a pair of premium pitching...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages