Ryne is now the manager of the Peoria Chiefs, the Chicago Cubs' Class A Minor League affiliate.
Ryne's nephew, Jared Sandberg, is a third baseman for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Ryne is one of only three players in Major League history to have a 40-home run and 50-steal season during his career. He also had a career .285 batting average.
He played his last game on September 28, 1997 with the Chicago Cubs.
Ryne attended North Central High School in Spokane, Washington.
He is one of only three players in Major League history to have a 40-home run (1990) and 50-steal (1985) season during his career. Ryne played a Major League-record 123 straight games in the 1990 season at second base without committing an error and his career fielding average at second base was .989 which is a Major League record.
At the time of his retirement, Ryne held the record for most home runs by a second baseman with 277. The record was since surpassed by the Astros' Jeff Kent.
Ryne made 10 consecutive All-Star appearances from 1984 thru 1993. and participated in the 1985 Home Run Derby during the all-star weekend.
Ryne writes a sports column for baseball on Yahoo! Sports.
On August 28, 2005, Ryne had his number 23 retired by the Chicago Cubs in a ceremony at Wrigley Field.
He was the 1982 National League Rookie of the Year.
He won the National League Gold Glove Award while playing 2nd Base in 10 consecutive seasons (1983-1992). Ryne also was a 7-time winner of the NL Silver Slugger Award, in 1984, 1985 and 1988-1992.
Sandberg had 344 stolen bases in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 1,061 RBI's in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 282 home runs in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 76 triples in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 403 doubles in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 2,386 hits in his MLB career.
Sandberg scored 1,318 runs in his MLB career.
Sandberg had 8,385 at bats in his MLB career.
Sandberg played in 2,164 MLB games in his career.
Sandberg won the The Sporting News Player of the Year award and the National League MVP Award in the 1984 season.
Ryne had a career high 54 stolen bases in 1984.
Ryne had a career high 100 RBI's in 1990 and again in 1991.
Ryne had a career high 40 home runs in 1990.
Ryne had a career high 19 triples in 1984.
Ryne had a career high 36 doubles in 1984.
Ryne had a career high 200 hits in 1984.
Ryne scored a career high 116 runs in 1990.
Sandberg played his first MLB game on September 28, 1997.
Sandberg played his first MLB game on September 2, 1981 with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Ryne played baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in July 31, 2005.
He was named after Yankee pitcher, Ryne Duren.
Ryne: Every time I look at that flag flying, I'll think of the Cubs fans that were there for me every day. You have never let me down, and for that I will never forget you.
Ryne: I don't know where I'd go and want to win a championship other than here (Chicago), ... That's still what I'm striving for. That's still why I'm with the organization and coming out to the ballpark as often as I do -- to be a part of that and to win a championship here.
Ryne: We do have a problem in baseball, and using steroids is not respecting the game.
Ryne: I've been proud to be a lifelong Chicago Cub and still be with the Cubs. That's always been important to me and I think it's always been special.
Ryne: I was taught you never, ever disrespect your opponent or your teammates or your organization or your manager and never, ever your uniform.
Ryne: I struggled many times when maybe it didn't look like I was struggling, and I had to work hard every day.
Ryne: I love to play baseball. I'm a baseball player. I've always been a baseball player. I'm still a baseball player. That's who I am.