Ryne Sandberg - Quotes

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I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

In baseball, there's always the next day. ---->>>

I have great memories of being a Cub, and I'm happy building new ones with the Phillies. ---->>>

If you played the game the right way, played the game for the team, good things would happen. ---->>>

A lot of people say this honor validates my career, but I didn't work hard for validation. ---->>>

I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine. ---->>>

When did it - When did it become okay for someone to hit home runs and forget how to play the rest of the game? ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Baseball wasn't easy for me. ---->>>

I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

At my growing years of 18 to 21 years old in the Minor Leagues, I dreamed of being a Philadelphia Phillie. ---->>>

I was in awe every time I walked on to the field. ---->>>

I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

If you're in the minor leagues, you want to get to the majors. ---->>>

The fourth major league game I ever saw in person, I was in uniform. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-18, 1959
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Ryne Dee Sandberg (born September 18, 1959), nicknamed "Ryno", is an American former professional baseball player, coach, and manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs for sixteen years (1981–1994 and 1996–97). 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 (wikipedia)