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Sparky Anderson

George Lee Anderson (Captain Hook)

Position: Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, SD
High School: Susan Miller Dorsey HS (Los Angeles , CA)
Debut: April 10, 1959 (Age 25.047, 9,217th in MLB history)   vs. CIN 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Last Game: September 27, 1959 (Age 25.217)   vs. MLN 3 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Veteran's Committee as Manager in 2000.
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Died: November 4, 2010 in Thousand Oaks, CA
Cremated
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Managerial Stats

Rk Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% Ties G Finish Wpost Lpost W-L%post
1 1970 36 Cincinnati Reds NL 102 60 .630 0 162 1 4 4 .500 NL Pennant
2 1971 37 Cincinnati Reds NL 79 83 .488 0 162 5 0 0
3 1972 38 Cincinnati Reds NL 95 59 .617 0 154 1 6 6 .500 NL Pennant
4 1973 39 Cincinnati Reds NL 99 63 .611 0 162 1 2 3 .400
5 1974 40 Cincinnati Reds NL 98 64 .605 1 163 2 0 0
6 1975 41 Cincinnati Reds NL 108 54 .667 0 162 1 7 3 .700 WS Champs
7 1976 42 Cincinnati Reds NL 102 60 .630 0 162 1 7 0 1.000 WS Champs
8 1977 43 Cincinnati Reds NL 88 74 .543 0 162 2 0 0
9 1978 44 Cincinnati Reds NL 92 69 .571 0 161 2 0 0
10 1979 45 Detroit Tigers AL 3rd of 3 56 50 .528 0 106 5 0 0
11 1980 46 Detroit Tigers AL 84 78 .519 1 163 5 0 0
12 1981 47 Detroit Tigers AL 31 26 .544 0 57 4 0 0 First half of season
13 1981 47 Detroit Tigers AL 29 23 .558 0 52 2 0 0 Second half of season
14 1982 48 Detroit Tigers AL 83 79 .512 0 162 4 0 0
15 1983 49 Detroit Tigers AL 92 70 .568 0 162 2 0 0
16 1984 50 Detroit Tigers AL 104 58 .642 0 162 1 7 1 .875 WS Champs
17 1985 51 Detroit Tigers AL 84 77 .522 0 161 3 0 0
18 1986 52 Detroit Tigers AL 87 75 .537 0 162 3 0 0
19 1987 53 Detroit Tigers AL 98 64 .605 0 162 1 1 4 .200
20 1988 54 Detroit Tigers AL 88 74 .543 0 162 2 0 0
21 1989 55 Detroit Tigers AL 59 103 .364 0 162 7 0 0
22 1990 56 Detroit Tigers AL 79 83 .488 0 162 3 0 0
23 1991 57 Detroit Tigers AL 84 78 .519 0 162 2 0 0
24 1992 58 Detroit Tigers AL 75 87 .463 0 162 6 0 0
25 1993 59 Detroit Tigers AL 85 77 .525 0 162 4 0 0
26 1994 60 Detroit Tigers AL 53 62 .461 0 115 5 0 0
27 1995 61 Detroit Tigers AL 60 84 .417 0 144 4 0 0
Cincinnati Reds 9 years 863 586 .596 1 1450 1.8 26 16 .619 4 Pennants and 2 World Series Titles
Detroit Tigers 17 years 1331 1248 .516 1 2580 3.5 8 5 .615 1 Pennant and 1 World Series Title
26 years 2194 1834 .545 2 4030 2.9 34 21 .618 5 Pennants and 3 World Series Titles

All-Star Games Managed


National League: 1971,1973,1976,1977
American League: 1985

Awards


1984 AL Manager of the Year
1987 AL Manager of the Year

Manager of the Year Votes


1984 AL Manager of the Year - 1st
1987 AL Manager of the Year - 1st
1988 AL Manager of the Year - 3rd
1990 AL Manager of the Year - 4th
1991 AL Manager of the Year - 2nd