2007: Sandberg trains as minor-league manager

By on December 25, 2016

Sandberg trains as minor-league manager - This CBM vintage baseball podcast features Ryne Sandberg

A decade-long Cubs double-play combo was re-united in Mesa, Ariz. as spring-training coaches in 2004: Shawon Dunston and Ryne Sandberg (right). Three years later Sandberg began his managerial career.

The Chicago Baseball Museum is presenting classic interviews from the archives of CBM historian George Castle’s “Diamond Gems” syndicated weekly baseball radio show, which aired from 1994 to 2010.

In this edition, an Aug. 2007 interview with Cubs Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is replayed. Sandberg candidly reviews his first year as a pro baseball manager at Class A Peoria in the Midwest League. He would go on to miss out on the Cubs’ managerial job in 2011, after having risen through each level of the team’s farm system through 2010. Now Sandberg could be the near-future manager of the Phillies as the NL East team’s first-year third-base coach.

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