Legends On Deck

Ryne Sandberg Steps Down As Phillies Manager

Early Friday afternoon, Ryne Sandberg announced that he was stepping down as manager of the Phillies.

Sandberg decided to call it quits as the Phillies find themselves at 26-49 and in last place in the National League East.

Sandberg addressed the media on Friday at Citizens Bank Park:

“It was better now than later. It is not an easy decision. In a lot of ways, I’m old-school. When you wear the shoes I was in and felt what I was feeling on a daily basis and felt how dissatisfied I was with what was going on the field and the record, that weighed a lot on me. I have thought about it for some time, and we’ve come to this day. I think it was important for me, with the way things have gone this year. It allows the organization to go forward and really get this thing going.”

Sandberg managed the Phillies for three seasons with a combined 119-159 record and didn’t finish higher than 4th place.

Pete Mackanin will be the interim manager for this weekend series and the Phillies will then need to regroup and decide who would be a good fit to try and turn this season around.



David Conde
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