Quote of the day

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.

~Sparky Anderson

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Baseball Hall of Fame


Quote of the day

Just give me 25 guys on the last year of their contracts; I’ll win a pennant every year.

~Sparky Anderson

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New York Times


Sparky Anderson’s Hall of Fame induction speech

This might be my favorite Hall of Fame induction speech that I have listened to thus far.  Sparky Anderson speaks with an energy and an attitude that makes me smile.  I particularly like how he pronounces “Cincinnati.”  Sparky Anderson was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.


Quote of the day

He’s got power enough to hit home-runs in any park, including Yellowstone.

~Manager Sparky Anderson, on Willie Stargell

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Sparky Anderson (Baseball HoF)


Quote of the day

Don’t call us (ballplayers) heroes.  Firemen are heroes.

~George Lee “Sparky” Anderson

New York Times

New York Times


Quote of the day

Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success.

~Sparky Anderson

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Sparky Anderson as Detroit Tiger manager