When you think about the history of the Chicago Cubs, especially in the 1980s and 1990s, you think of Ryne Sandberg.
Ryno spent 15 years in playing second base at Wrigley Field in Chicago. He was the face of the Cubs for the better part of two decades who starved to bring the north side of Chicago to a championship. He's a Hall of Famer, a former MVP, nine-time Gold Glove second baseman, 7-time Silver Slugger award winner, and 10-time All-Star.
One of those All-Star appearances came in 1990 when the summer classic was hosted by the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ryno participated in the home run derby that year, going up against power hitters like Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr., and Darryl Strawberry. Sandberg won the event by hitting just 3 total home runs.
On Monday, Sandberg shared some serious news with us via his Instagram account.
Sandberg battling cancer
Sandberg took to Instagram to inform the public he is beginning to treat and fight his diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer. He tells us he is surrounded by those who love him the most and asks everyone to keep them in their thoughts and prayers.
When Sandberg was on the field, he was almost invincible. In his time with Chicago, he played less than 150 games in just 4 of the full seasons. There was never a challenge, nor battle he was not willing to take head on.
And we will expect nothing less from him with this latest news. We are all with you, Ryno.
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