Sandberg trade reshapes Chicago Cubs’ future
But when the Cubs acquired Ryne Sandberg from the Phillies on Jan. 27, 1982, the future of Wrigley Field baseball was changed in ways Chicago fans could never have imagined.
“Never mind me, I can’t believe the Phillies gave up Sandberg,” Bowa told the Chicago Tribune. “He’ll play for the Cubs right now. Only thing is, he’s real quiet. We’re going to have to get him to talk more in Chicago.”
For 15 seasons with the Cubs, Sandberg let his playing do the talking by compiling 2,386 hits, 282 home runs, 344 stolen bases and 10 All-Star Game selections before he was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Craig Muder is the director of communications for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum