June 23, 1984: The Ryne Sandberg Game

June 23, 2011 by  

It was a magical game during a memorable season. The 1984 Chicago Cubs season provided thrills, cheers and the team’s first playoff appearance in 39 years.

In a game that season against arch-rival St. Louis on June 23, second baseman Ryne Sandberg gave the Wrigley Field faithful a day no Cubs fans would ever forget.

Sandberg was in his third season with Chicago after the Cubs acquired him prior to the 1982 season in what turned out to be a one-sided trade with Philadelphia. What is often forgotten is that Sandberg was considered the throw-in in a deal that sent Larry Bowa to the Cubs and Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies.

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