Why Paint Ryne Sandberg
Ryne Sandberg nicknamed "Ryno" played in Major League Baseball as a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.
I painted this sports art for my niece as a wedding present. My sister lived in
Chicago for a number of
years and, as I remember, she went to graduate school there also. She is a big fan of the Chicago Cubs and when
her first daughter was born she named her Ryne after Ryne Sandberg. Although they eventually moved away from the Chicago area they continued to be fans of Chicago.
Knowing that I am a sports artist, my niece asked for a Chicago Cubs
painting. So I have surprised her with
this baseball painting.
Ryne Sandberg Interesting Stats
Sandberg was a perennial All-Star and Gold Glove candidate, making 10 consecutive All-Star appearances and winning nine consecutive Gold Gloves from 1983 to 1991. His career .989 fielding percentage is a major-league record at second base. Sandberg was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2005; he was formally inducted in ceremonies on July 31, 2005.
Ryne Sandberg Quotes
In his July 31, 2005,
One of my favorite quotes from Ryne Sandberg is because it has more meaning in to life and not just baseball. He said, "In baseball, there's always the next day." There is always the next day to move on with your life. Don't let the past haunt and weigh you down. I like that thought.
The John Robertson Sports Art painting is 48" by 63" acrylic on unstretched canvas.