An extremely difficult breakup

Beloved in Chicago, Ryne Sandberg had to go elsewhere and moving on isn't that easy

Originally Published: May 30, 2011
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

As divorces go, the one between Ryne Sandberg and the Chicago Cubs was the result of irreconcilable differences. It was quick, but it wasn't painless.

Sandberg, the Hall of Famer whose retired jersey number flaps from the right-field flagpole at Wrigley Field, wanted to manage the Cubs. But the Cubs fell in love with someone else in September -- Mike Quade, well-respected among seamheads, but a relative unknown outside of Wrigleyville.

Quade got full custody of the Cubs' job and Sandberg, ...

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