Sandberg becomes first 2B to reach 30-homer mark in consecutive seasons
The Chicago Cubs second baseman wasn’t even sure he’d appear in the game against the Houston Astros that day in Houston, as he was feeling under the weather.
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Sandberg would never eclipse his league-leading 40-homer total from 1990, but he did secure three more All-Star selections in his final six seasons with the Cubs before retiring. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.
“How would you like to be a manager in the major leagues and have a guy who makes all the plays, hits .300 and gets 30 home runs?” Cubs manager Don Zimmer said. “He’s the best at his position in baseball.”
Janey Murray is the digital content specialist at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum