Hopefully some young'ins here might remember Sparky, via CBS Sports...a great baseball manager, Lord have mercy...
Sparky Anderson placed in hospice care
Posted on: November 3, 2010 9:09 am
Edited on: November 3, 2010 9:20 amScore: 132
Sign-up to rate:Sign-up to rate:Sign-up to rate: Former Tigers great Sparky Anderson has been place into hospice care as the 26-year managing vet is suffering from complications related to dementia, as the Detroit News reports.
Anderson led the Reds to the 1975-76 World Series with nine years in Cincinnati before serving from 1979-95 in Detroit and capturing the 1984 World Series title. The Hall of Famer has 2,194 wins overall, ranking him sixth on the all-time list.
Now 76, Anderson made a visit to Comerica Park in September 2009 to honor the '84 World Series champions and foretold of failing health.
"Think about this now, there will be four or five of these guys together again, maybe, but never all together again," Anderson said of the reunion "I'm 75. I know I ain't going to make it."
Anderson may not make it to the next reunion, but he will be remembered for years in baseball history as one of the best managers of his time.
-- Evan Brunell