There’s no doubt that Ryne Sandberg is among the most popular Cubs from the last several decades. His great playing career landed him a spot in baseball’s Hall of Fame in 2005.
Tuesday, Marquee Sports Network announced that Sandberg will join the channel to contribute to select Spring Training and regular season game broadcasts, pregame and postgame shows, and will also take part in interview shows, podcasts and more, including a special Ryne Sandberg Day of programming in September.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the incredible team at Marquee Sports Network,” said Sandberg in a statement. “I look forward to offering insight and sharing my stories to further connect with Cubs fans across the country, and pass along knowledge to the next generation of athletes and fans.”
“We are excited to welcome ‘Ryno’ to the Marquee Sports Network family,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy in a statement. “Ryne defined a generation of Cubs baseball, and we look forward to having him contribute to all facets of our network moving forward.”
“Ryne’s play on the field will forever be a part of Cubs lore, while off the field Ryne has been an All-Star contributor to our community through his efforts with Cubs Charities and as a Cubs ambassador. By joining the Marquee team, Ryne’s reach will expand again and Cubs fans will get the benefit of his incredible knowledge and passion for the game we all love,” said Cubs President of Business Operations, Crane Kenney in a statement.
In addition to his playing career, Sandberg managed in the Cubs system from 2007-10 and was named Pacific Coast Manager of the Year while managing the Iowa Cubs in 2010. He then managed in the Phillies organization in 2011 and 2012 and was the Phillies’ MLB manager from 2013-15.
Welcome Ryno to the Marquee broadcast airwaves!