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See a gorgeous North Shore home fit for a Chicago Cubs legend

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Nick Kotecki
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Ryne Sandberg, arguably one of the greatest Chicago Cubs players to grace Wrigley Field during the ‘80s and early ‘90s, is coming back to town. Sandberg is the newly-minted ambassador of the baseball club and to accommodate the move he has purchased a whopper of a house.

The $1.1-million home is located close to his grandchildren in Lake Bluff, he told Crain's. Situated in the fancy-schmancy Shore Acres Country Club, it's just a short walk from the coast of Lake Michigan and hidden among trees in a four-acre section of woods. The property is just over ten years old.

Aside from the four fireplaces, massive bedrooms and a finished basement, the home is fairly straight-forward. A few bonuses include professional-grade appliances in the kitchen, a wine cellar, a nice library done up in glowing cherry wood and several brick patios outside. Secluded and boasting an enormous master bedroom on the first floor, this home is perfect for a baseball legend easing into retirement.

Sandberg started out briefly on the Philadelphia Phillies, then played at second base with the Cubs from 1982-1994 and from 1996-1997. His 1984 season with the Cubs was a break-out year, similar to Kris Bryant's meteoric rise to Rookie of the Year, when he clinched the National League MVP and went on to win many, many more awards. Sandberg is a ten-time All-Star, nine-time Golden Glove Award recipient, led the National League in home runs in 1990 and had his number (23) retired by the Cubs. His career was defined by an ability to steal bases, hit lots of home runs and maintain a high batting average—a rarity for a second baseman at the time. 

Welcome back, Ryne.

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

Photograph: Redfin

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