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The Phillies are 26-48 and have a secure hold on last place in the National League East.    With only 119 wins in his first 278 games as manager in Philadelphia, Ryne Sandberg resigned Friday afternoon.    The team put together a press conference quickly after being told of his decision.   Sandberg was emotional at times addressing the media but basically admitted it’s been very difficult to stomach all of the losing during his tenure.

Sandberg was a Hall of Fame player with the Chicago Cubs but did not achieve any success in the dugout with the Phillies.   Pete Mackanin will assume the manager duties on an interim basis.