Phillies hire Ryne Sandberg to manage IronPigs

Iowa Cubs manager Ryne Sandberg looks on before his team's baseball game against the Oklahoma City Redhawks Tuesday, July 20, 2010, in Des Moines, Iowa.

November 15, 2010 8:21:24 AM PST
The Philadelphia Phillies have hired Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg to manager their Triple-A affiliate, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

Sandberg spent the last four seasons as a manager in the Chicago Cubs' minor league system. He was 284-277-1 with two first-place finishes.

In his only season managing in Triple-A, Sandberg was named Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League after leading the Iowa Cubs to a tie for the best record in the Northern Division (82-62).

Sandberg was a 10-time All-Star and won nine Gold Gloves during his 16-year career with the Cubs and Phillies.

He played 13 games with the Phillies in 1981, then was part of one of the most lopsided trades in Philadelphia history. Sandberg was traded along with Larry Bowa to the Cubs for shortstop Ivan DeJesus.


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