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Old 11-04-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Ex-Tigers, Reds Manager Sparky Anderson Dead at Age 76

(WJBK) - Former Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76 years old.

Family spokesman Dan Ewald says Anderson died Thursday of complications from dementia at his home in Thousand Oaks, California. It was first reported Wedneday that Anderson was placed in hospice care earlier in the week.

He led Cincinnati's Big Red Machine to World Series wins in 1975-76. He won four National League pennants in Cincinnati from 1970-78, then was fired after consecutive second-place finishes.

Anderson went to the American League and won there, too, directing the Tigers to a World Series title in 1984 and a division title in 1987. He retired after the 1995 season as the Tigers all-time winningest manager and was added to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

His total of 2,194 wins as a manager were the third highest when he retired after the 1995 season.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:15 PM   #2
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Bummer. I had the great pleasure of speaking with him 5 or so years ago. A great gentleman.

Cheers, Sparky.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:40 PM   #3
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I'm sad to hear of the great Hall Of Fame Skippers' passing. I was just talking about his battles with Lasordas Dodgers.

RIP in peace Skip

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:45 PM   #4
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First Ernie, and now Sparky...

Sad times for the Tigers'

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Old 11-04-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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One of the greats for sure. . ..
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #6
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Thanks for the memories Sparky. I've been a Tiger fan for 50 + years and will never forget your 17 years as a manager here.

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Old 11-04-2010, 09:00 PM   #7
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Another great from the Tigers organization gone....A sad day indeed.

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