Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg was named after Ryne Duren, who was Sandberg’s fathers’ favorite player.
Biographical and Playing Info
Given Name: Rinold George (Jr.) Duren Nickname: N/A
Born: Cazenovia, WI, USA, in 1929
School: Did not attend college.
Primary Position: Pitcher Batted: Right Threw: Right Major League Games: 312
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Baltimore Orioles (1954) Kansas City Athletics (1957) New York Yankees (1958-1961) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1962) Philadelphia Phillies (1963-1965) Cincinnati Reds (1964) Washington Senators (1965)
First major league game: 1954-09-25 Final major league game: 1965-08-18