Sparky Anderson


Born: 2/22/1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota, USA
Died: 11/4/2010
Age: 76
Cause of death: complications from dementia

Full name: George Lee Anderson
Noted For: major leager; member of the Philadelphia Phillies (1959). Manager of the Cincinnati Reds (1970-78) and Detroit Tigers (1979-95). Under his guidance, the Cincinnati Reds (the "Big Red Machine") won four NL championships and were the top baseball dynasty of the 1970's. Won three World Series titles; two with Cincinnati (1974, 75) and one with Detroit (1984). His 2,274 career wins is third on the all-time list. Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (2000).

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