I picked up the Ernie Banks medallion. Ryno's got one too.
Sandberg hit his first career home run on April 23, 1982. He took Eddie Solomon of the Pirates deep in the fourth inning. A whopping 8,813 fans were on hand at Wrigley as witnesses. The blast left the ballpark and landed on Waveland Avenue. I wonder if he got the ball back?
Ryno his a second homer in the seventh inning. For the day the Cubs scored 10 runs.... and lost 12-10. You can read more about the game from the Tribune here.