Ryne Sandberg Traded to Cubs

January 27, 1982

Chicago Cubs GET The Cubs got a real steal in the 1981 offseason as they traded light hitting Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies for 5 time All Star and 2 time Gold Glove winner Larry Bowa. The Cubs may have been happy with that alone, however, for good measure and to clinch the deal, the Phillies would 'throw in' an untested infielder named Ryne Sandberg.  The trade affected the franchises infields for years as one became solid the other became sour.
Ryne Sandberg, 2b
Larry Bowa, ss
Philadelphia Phillies GET
Ivan DeJesus, ss

Career info AFTER the trade

Ryne Sandberg

2,385 hits in Cub uniform and  282 homers - 1,061 RBI's - 344 stolen bases - 9 time Gold Glove winner - 10 time All Star - 1 MVP Award

Larry Bowa

Played 3+ years for Cubbies, part of 1984 NL East division title team, #1 for shortstops in fielding percentage in 1983

Ivan DeJesus

Bats .249 in 3 seasons with Phillies.  Traded 3 more times before his career quietly ends in 1988. 

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