In recent years Ryne Sandberg's name has come up often, when MLB managerial positions have come available. The Spokane native moved closer to fulfilling another big league dream Thursday.
After spending two years managing the Phillies' triple-A affiliate in Lehigh, Philly promoted the North Central grad to their third base coach under Charlie Manuel.
Sandberg has spent six years in the minor leagues, with the Cubs' organization prior to working in the Philadelphia organization.
With just one year remaining on Manuel's contract, there is speculation that Sandberg could be the Phillies' next skipper.