On November 13, 1984 — Chicago second baseman Ryne Sandberg  is overwhelmingly selected as the National League’s Most Valuable Player when he receives 22 of the 24 first-place votes in the BBWAA balloting to be Ryno becomes the first Cub to capture the award since the writers honored Ernie Banks in 1959.

Sandberg hit .314 with 19 homeruns. 19 steals and drive in 84 RBI’s. Sandberg will become a perennial Gold Glove, All Star and Silver Slugger for a decade. He will be elected into the hall of fame.



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