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Sparky Anderson
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Sparky Anderson at Tiger Stadium
Second baseman / Manager
Born: (1934-02-22)February 22, 1934
Bridgewater, South Dakota
Died: November 4, 2010(2010-11-04) (aged 76)
Thousand Oaks, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
April 10, 1959, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last appearance
September 27, 1959, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average .218
Runs batted in 34
Managerial record 2,194–1,834
Winning % .545
Teams
As player
As manager
Career highlights and awards
Member of the National
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Induction 2000
Election Method Veterans Committee

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson (February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010) was an American Major League Baseball (MLB) player, coach, and manager. He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. Anderson was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth most for a manager in Major League history. Anderson was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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