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Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg stands in the dugout during the first inning of their 11-3 loss against the New York Mets  in a baseball game at Citi Field Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in New York. Philadelphia lost for the 15th time in 18 road games and fell to 8-6 under Sandberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg stands in the dugout during the first inning of their 11-3 loss against the New York Mets in a baseball game at Citi Field Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 in New York. Philadelphia lost for the 15th time in 18 road games and fell to 8-6 under Sandberg. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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(AP) Ryne Sandberg is back at Wrigley Field. Only this time, he's sitting in the visitor's dugout.


The Hall of Fame second baseman is the interim manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, who opened a weekend series at the Chicago Cubs on a steamy Friday afternoon. Sandberg says he left about 15 tickets for family members, including five grandchildren.


Sandberg's consistent, steady play over 15 seasons with Chicago turned him into one of the most beloved figures in the history of the woebegone franchise. Nicknamed "Ryno," he finished his career with a .285 batting average, 282 homers and 1,061 RBIs.


This is his first trip back since he was elevated to manager on Aug. 16. He says it feels good to be back in Chicago.


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