Ryne Sandberg was a ten time National All-Star and a nine time Gold Glove Winner. He hit more home runs while playing 2nd base than any other second baseman in major league history - 277 home runs - which was surpassed by Jeff Kent in the new century. Ryne Sandberg was one the greatest fielding second baseman in the history of baseball. Here's his record: In 1983, Ryne Sandberg collected 571 assists, that's the highest total since the 1930s for a 2nd Baseman; in 1984, he came in with 550 assists; the 2nd highest. And in 1988, he had 522 assists, the 3rd highest total in the past 60 years. Ryno played in 8 straight All-Star games.
Ryne Sandberg finished with a career fielding pct of .989, the highest career mark in major league history for a 2nd baseman. He holds the record for 20 career errorless streaks of at least 30 games, including the all-time record of the entire 1900s of 123 errorless games; from June 21, 1989 to May 17, 1990. And holds the record of most errorless chances accepted in-a-row with 582. Sandberg played seven different seasons without committing a throwing error and did not commit a throwing error in his final 273 big league games. He played in 2164 games over 15 years and made only 120 errors. Here's his batting records: Sandberg scored more career runs than any Cub player in this century, 1,316 runs.
In 1984, he won the NL Most Valuable Player Award by batting .314, with 36 doubles, 19 triples, 19 HR's, 84 RBI's and led the league in runs scored with 114. Sandberg won seven 'Silver Slugger Awards', which is given to the top slugging second baseman. Willie Stargell once said, "Sandberg is the fastest ballplayer that I ever saw running from first base to third base and from home to third base on a triple." Ryne Sandberg career totals: batting average .285, games 2164, at bats 8385, had 2386 hits, 403 doubles, 76 triples, 282 HR's, 1061 RBI's, 344 stolen bases. Voted to the Hall of Fame in 2005 baseballhistorian.com