Sparky Anderson Dies

One day after being placed in hospice care, former Detroit Tigers and Cincinnati Reds manager Sparky Anderson has died in Thousand Oaks, California, his hometown. Anderson was 76 and suffered from advanced dementia. He managed the Tigers for 17 years from 1979 through 1995 and he had been in declining health the past year. He was inducted into baseball's hall of fame in 2000.


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  • by Laurie Location: Oklahoma on Nov 4, 2010 at 02:16 PM
    Sparky you will be so missed. I remembed watching the 84 world series and getting to meet you. We have lost a very a dear member of the MLB community. God Speed Sparky! we will miss you very much. Thank you for the fond memories that you gave us!
  • by Nancy Location: Haslett on Nov 4, 2010 at 02:11 PM
    Rest in peace, Sparky
  • by Mari Location: Indianapolis on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:43 PM
    He is a Legand--Poor guy coming down with Dementia! RIP Sparky..my condlences to family and friends!
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