April 16 is the day 'Ryan Sandberg' debuted with the Cubs, say Cubs
Former Chicago Cubs second baseman and current Philadelphia Phillies' manager Ryne Sandberg left fans legions of memories during his 16-year, Hall-of-Fame career. But his former team apparently couldn't remember how to spell his name when it put out a promotional calendar this offseason.
As a minor point of correction, April 16 was not the day Ryan Sandberg debuted with the Cubs because 'Ryan' Sandberg doesn't exist.
Sandberg was named 'Ryne' after former MLB pitcher Ryne Duren long before Mr. and Mrs. Sandberg knew their son would be an eventual MLB Hall of Famer.
But, seeing as how he is a Hall of Famer, and how he has now been sentenced to managing the woeful Phillies, getting the name spelled right was probably the least the Cubs could've done.
- Will Green