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Phils Give Sandberg Managerial Shot

Former Chiefs manager hired in Philly

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - It's been a long road but Ryne Sandberg is finally getting his shot in the big leagues.

Sandberg, who was the Peoria Chiefs skipper in 2007 and 2008, was named interim manager of the Philadelphia Philles Friday after the club fired Charlie Manuel.

"It's a little bittesweet moment for (me) under the circumstances.  It's an honor and privilidge to be hired by Charlie Manuel," said Sandberg. "It's been a goal of mine. Seven years ago when I got to managing in the minor leagues with the Cubs.  I wanted to get back to the Major League level.">>
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