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molokinirum
11-04-2010, 10:16 AM
Sadly, today baseball lost yet another ledgend, Sparky Anderson. The only manager to win the World Series in both leagues. He was a great coach and a great person. He will be missed!! I grew up watching him coach the Reds in the 70's then on to the Tigers. They don't make coaches like him anymore.

RIP Sparky

hoosierhiver
11-04-2010, 10:30 AM
Wow, haven't heard that name in awhile. I grew up in Cinci and vividly remember the glory days of the Big Red Machine.

SailingUke
11-04-2010, 11:46 AM
I am an avid baseball fan. Used to go to Riverfront stadium and watch the "Big Red Machine"
An awesome baseball team. Sparky Anderson lived not far from me here in SoCal, I saw him around the area a few times.
He was a true lover of baseball.

cletus
11-04-2010, 12:32 PM
RIP Sparky.
Old school and a good guy.

UKISOCIETY
11-04-2010, 01:31 PM
He was a great personality. I heard that he suffered from Dementia at the end. Horrible end for anyone, but especially to sharp witty minds like his. :'(

mm stan
11-04-2010, 01:40 PM
RIP Sparky....Thanks for the memories...Aloha...

Coconut Willie
11-05-2010, 02:11 AM
RIP Sparky, you will be missed. Thanks for all of the GREAT baseball over the years!

dkcrown
11-25-2010, 03:00 PM
A true baseball man through and through and somewhat of a character to boot. As a Red Sox, I remember Sparky well from both the epic 1975 World Series and his years at the helm of the Tigers. He will be missed.