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Son named after Cubs ballpark

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Two Chicago Cubs fans in Indiana whose last name is Fields have named their son Wrigley Fields.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2007.
By United Press International

Sandberg to manage Cubs Single-A team

CHICAGO, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Baseball Hall of Famer and long-time Chicago Cubs second baseman Ryne Sandberg has been signed to manage the team's Single-A minor league affiliate.

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2006 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

MLB: Sutter elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Relief specialist Bruce Sutter has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2005 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Boggs, Sandberg go into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) -- Wade Boggs and nine-time National League Gold Glove award winner Ryne Sandberg were inducted into baseball's the Hall of Fame on Sunday.

Cubs to retire Sandberg's No. 23

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs say they will retire uniform number 23 worn by Hall of Fame second-baseman Ryne Sandberg during a Wrigley Field ceremony this summer.

Boggs, Sandberg elected to Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Baseball greats Wade Boggs and Ryne Sandberg were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame Tuesday.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Sept. 18, the 262nd day of 2004 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

Baseball announces Hall of Fame ballot

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Dennis Eckersley, the American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner in 1992, is among the 15 first-timers on the 2004 Hall of Fame ballot.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Sept. 18, the 261st day of 2003 with 104 to follow.
By United Press International

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Ryne Sandberg
National Baseball Hall of Fame member Ryne Sandberg smiles toward the crowd as he takes his place on stage for induction ceremonies for new members Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice smile in Cooperstown, New York on July 26, 2009. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959 in Spokane, Washington), nicknamed "Ryno," is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. He was named after relief pitcher Ryne Duren, and is recognized as one of the best second basemen of all time. Sandberg was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005. He was the manager of the Chicago Cubs AAA affliate Iowa Cubs for the 2010 season.

Sandberg established himself as a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove candidate, making 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 1983 to 1991. His career .989 fielding percentage is a major league record at second base.

Sandberg was a star high school quarterback in Spokane, and was even offered a chance to become quarterback at Washington State. However, he turned it down after being drafted in the 20th round of the 1978 amateur draft by the Philadelphia Phillies. He went on to make his major league debut as a shortstop for the Phillies in 1981.

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