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Sandberg Says Goodbye to Wrigley

September 22, 1997|Associated Press

Ryne Sandberg, who is retiring at the end of the season, said goodbye to Wrigley Field on Sunday.

"I was somewhat relieved, somewhat sad," said Sandberg, who began his major league career in 1981 with Philadelphia and joined the Cubs in 1982. "It's hard to pinpoint my emotions. I couldn't ask for anything more."

After announcer Harry Caray sang "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for the seventh-inning stretch, Caray again said farewell to Sandberg, who made another curtain call, waving to the fans.

"It was a nice opportunity for me to sit back and watch a few innings," Sandberg said. "I read all the banners and the signs. It was a nice way to go out."

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