Day 2 of the 2023 Chicago Cubs Convention began with the Ricketts family panel, with Tom and Laura talking about the organization and fielding questions from fans. Near the end of the panel, Tom Ricketts announced that a new statue is already in progress and Ryne Sandberg is the next Cub to be honored by the organization.
Sandberg played all but 13 games of his MLB career in Cubbie blue. The 1984 NL MVP and Hall of Famer is the epitome of excellence for the franchise. No. 23 is a nine-time Gold Glove winner, 10-time All-Star, seven-time Silver Slugger, and one of the greatest second baseman in baseball history. Now, he will join the likes of Ron Santo, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Fergie Jenkins, and Harry Caray as legends memorialized outside the Friendly Confines.