Pat Caputo:Want To Know What Sparky Anderson Was Really Like? Read This Book It was spring training about 20 years ago. My day began like most then: A drive to the Tigers clubhouse at Marchant Stadium in Lakeland for a talk with manager Sparky Anderson before an exhibition game.
Pat Caputo: Sparky Anderson Managed The Way The Game Was Supposed To Be ManagedSparky Anderson’s hair turned from dark brown to snow white while he was in his 30s. It led to the illusion he was older than his actual age.
Tigers Honor Late Skipper Anderson, Retire No. 11On the day the Detroit Tigers retired Sparky Anderson's number, former pitcher Milt Wilcox reflected on how the Hall of Fame manager might have felt if he'd been alive to see the ceremony.
This One For Sparky! Tigers Come From Behind To WinWas Sparky Anderson helping the Tigers from above? Detroit went into the eighth inning behind by one but score seven and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-3 on Sunday afternoon.
Tiger Fans Share Memories Of Sparky AndersonThe number of Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson was retired in a ceremony Sunday before the Tigers game against the Diamondbacks.
Pat Caputo: Remembering Sparky AndersonThere are certain people genuinely unique, so-called characters with character. Just different than anyone else. The late Sparky Anderson, for example.
Gibson Back In Detroit As Opposing ManagerMinutes before the first pitch, fans at Comerica Park broke into a polite smattering of applause after hearing Kirk Gibson's name.
Sparky's Final WordsSparky touched thousands upon thousands with his kindness as the larger than life leader known for keeping it simple just had that special way.
Jeff Riger: Bless You Boys, The Right Way!I remember it like it was yesterday; I was 9 years old, it was a Sunday night and I along with my family was watching game 5 of the 1984 World Series.
Matt Dery's Daily Update 6-24-11Tigers announce today that owner Mike Ilitch will take part in the Sparky Anderson jersey retirement ceremony Sunday before the game.
Eventually, They All ReturnOn June 26, the Tigers will retire Sparky's No. 11. That same day, Torre will put on No. 6 for Old-Timers' Day in the Bronx.
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