'Ryne Sandberg' is
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I am a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who spent nearly his entire career with the Chicago Cubs. I was named after relief pitcher Ryne Duren, and is recognized as one of the best second basemen of all time. I was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; I was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005. I am the current manager of the Tennessee Smokies.
I established myself as a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove candidate, making 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 1983 to 1991. My career .989 fielding percentage is a major league record at second base. On March 2, 1992, I became the highest paid player in baseball at the time, signing a $28.4 million four year extension worth $7.1 million a season. I earned a spot on the NL All-Star roster and an NL Silver Slugger Award at second base with a .304 batting average, 26 home runs, 100 runs, and 87 runs batted in.