Ryne Sandberg spoke for many in Cooperstown in his 2005 induction speech when he talked about playing the game "the right way" and reiterated that in a 2013 interview with MLB.com, when he said, "baseball is based on numbers, and I believe that any tainted numbers do not belong in the Hall of Fame."
"Managing a team is very challenging," Sandberg said. "I enjoyed the challenge. I enjoyed coming to the ballpark every day. I had excellent work from my coaching staff. The goal was to get the most out of my players."