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Ryne Sandberg resigns as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies

Ryne Sandberg resigns as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies

Ryne Sandberg's managerial stint with the Philadelphia Phillies is over. Burdened by baseball's worst record, Sandberg resigned as manager of the Phillies on Friday after posting a 119-159 mark over parts of three seasons with the franchise. The Phillies enter Friday's game against the Washington Nationals with a 26-48 record -- 14 1/2 games out of first place in the NL East. "With some changes at the top looming, I did not want to be in the way of anything happening and progress going forward,” an emotional Sandberg said while meeting with reporters. "Wins and losses was a big thing that took a toll on me." ...

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