06/26/2015 03:52 EDT | Updated 06/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Sandberg resigns as Phillies manager as team struggles with worst record

PHILADELPHIA - Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in baseball.

Sandberg quit Friday with a 119-159 career record over parts of three seasons leading Philadelphia. His only full season was in 2014, when the Phillies finished with a 73-89 record.

The 55-year-old is a Hall of Fame second baseman with the Cubs. Philadelphia was his first management job.

Philadelphia had low expectations this season, with little to no chance of contending and big challenges surrounding moving high priced players like pitcher Cole Hamels and first baseman Ryan Howard.