Sparky Anderson

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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.

97.1 The Ticket–02/14/2012

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Pat Caputo: Sparky Anderson Managed The Way The Game Was Supposed To Be Managed

Sparky 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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2011

Sparky Anderson. (File Photo AP)

Tigers Honor Late Skipper Anderson, Retire No. 11

On 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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/27/2011

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

This One For Sparky! Tigers Come From Behind To Win

Was 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2011

Sparky Anderson. (File Photo AP)

Tiger Fans Share Memories Of Sparky Anderson

The number of Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson was retired in a ceremony Sunday before the Tigers game against the Diamondbacks.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2011

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Pat Caputo: Remembering Sparky Anderson

There are certain people genuinely unique, so-called characters with character. Just different than anyone else. The late Sparky Anderson, for example.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2011

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Gibson Back In Detroit As Opposing Manager

Minutes before the first pitch, fans at Comerica Park broke into a polite smattering of applause after hearing Kirk Gibson’s name.

97.1 The Ticket–06/25/2011

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Sparky’s Final Words

Sparky touched thousands upon thousands with his kindness as the larger than life leader known for keeping it simple just had that special way.

CBS 62–06/24/2011

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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.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2011

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Matt Dery’s Daily Update 6-24-11

Tigers announce today that owner Mike Ilitch will take part in the Sparky Anderson jersey retirement ceremony Sunday before the game.

97.1 The Ticket–06/24/2011

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