View Full Version : RIP Sparky Anderson

11-04-2010, 10:04 PM
Sparky Anderson dies at 76....

A very important part of the Big Red Machine will be missed.

11-04-2010, 10:07 PM
Holy crap, Colts. I just dialed up this forum to say the same thing.

R.I.P. Sparky. The Tigers need to put you on their wall of fame. Should have happened years ago.

11-04-2010, 10:17 PM
yea he did win in 84' with the tigers .Hell of a manager

11-04-2010, 10:31 PM
We had family in Ohio. Used to go visit a lot in the summer. 1970's. My favorite part of the visits? Watching the Big Red Machine. What a team.

Fast forward to the 80's. Sparky comes to take the helm for the promising young Tigers culminating in a world title in '84.

Sparky's time here in Detroit became tumultuous when he flat refused to manage replacement players during spring training in '95. Always respected him for standing up for his belieifs.