Quick Pitch: In 1984, Ryne Sandberg Ran Like a Cheetah, Not a Ryno

September 4, 2013 by  

Fourth in a series of short player profiles spotlighting the peculiar and the noteworthy

With Ryne Sandberg's recent hiring as interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, one achievement of his Hall of Fame career bears a closer look. Apart from his 1984 National League MVP, a home run title, two monster performances in the Chicago Cubs' only postseason appearances since 1945 and stellar defensive play that culminated in nine Gold Gloves and the highest career fielding percentage ever by a second baseman, Sandberg's 19 triples (tied with Juan Samuel) led the Majors in 1984...

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