"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."
Ryne Sandberg resigns as Philadelphia Phillies manager →
"With some changes at the top looming, I did not want to be in the way of anything happening and progress going forward," Sandberg said.