Ryne Sandberg coming to the Corncrib
CornBelters Announce Ryne “Ryno” Sandberg for Game Appearance!
Sandberg made his major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies in 1981 but spent the majority of his career as a Chicago Cub. In 1984, Sandberg led the Cubs to the National League’s Eastern Division title and won the NL MVP Award. Sandberg left a legacy on the 1984 Cubs Vs. Cardinals game where he hit two home runs to win the tied game, also known as “The Sandberg Game.” In 1990, Sandberg led the National League in homeruns, played 123 straight games errorless at second base, played in the All-Star game and won the homerun derby. In 1991 Sandberg received his 9th consecutive Gold Glove Award and in 1992 he played in the NL All-Star game and won the NL Silver Slugger Award.
His extensive career amounted to 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and 9 NL Gold Gloves from 1983-1991, 1984 Cubs MVP. Sandberg was inducted into the Hall of Fame and had his uniform number 23 retired in 2005 as a Chicago Cub. After his retirement he took on managerial positions with both the Phillies and Cubs organizations and was named Manager of the Year with the triple-A Iowa Cubs.
Sandberg’s appearance will take place on Sunday May 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm vs. the Lake Erie Crushers. Sandberg will coach 3rd base, as honorary manager and his signed jersey items will be auctioned both live and silent, proceeds will benefit the Miracle League. All tickets will go on sale February 14th at 10:00 am for $15.00. Purchase your tickets at www.normalbaseball.com or by calling (309)-454-2255!
Meet and greet opportunities will be as follows:
If your name has been drawn to meet Ryne you will have a space reserved at the front of the line. The rest of the meet and greets will be a first come first served situation. Ryne will only be available for 90 minutes and he reserves the right to stop the signing at his discretion. Location of the meet and greet and the time he will begin signing will be announced during the game. One signed item per person and no posed photos.