Monday, November 15, 2010

Phillies hire Ryne Sandberg to manage the Iron Pigs

After nearly 30 years, the Phillies finally got Ryne Sandberg back. Sandberg, who played in 13 games for the Phillies in 1981 before being dealt to the Cubs, was hired by the team to be the manager for Triple A Lehigh Valley. He has had several years of experience managing in the Cubs minor league system and was thought to be in the running for the Cubs manager job before they hired Mike Quade.

Sandberg was originally drafted by the Phillies back in 1978 and was part of the most lopsided trade in team history, as the Phils shipped him and Larry Bowa to the Cubs for Ivan DeJesus. A Hall of Fame career by Sandberg later and you can bet the Phillies wanted a do-over.

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