Ryne Sandberg in his prime

Saddened cancer diagnosis hits Chicago Sports hard

Published January 22, 2024 at 7:21 PM
Major League Baseball Hall of Famer and former Chicago Cubs legend, Ryne Sandberg, has announced some major news today.

Sandberg spent the majority of his career with the Cubs, playing only 13 games out of 16 seasons with another team, where he had begun his MLB career with the Philadelphia Phillies.


Today, he announced on Instagram that he has been diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.

Upon his arrival in the Chicago Cubs in 1982, Sandberg became an impact player, making 10 All-Star appearances, with his first being in 1984.

That season, he was named NL MVP and led the league in triples and runs scored. During the 1990 season, he would lead the NL in home runs and secure a Home Run Derby win at Wrigley Field as well.

His storied career earned him numerous accolades, including seven Silver Sluggers and nine Golden Gloves. Sandberg won the hearts of Cub fans all the while, playing 115 games in 14 out of 15 seasons during his entire career.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2005.

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