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Tigers plan to retire Anderson's number

DETROIT --- The Detroit Tigers will retire Sparky Anderson's No. 11 this year, one of several gestures is to be a baseball manager ... you think of Sparky Anderson," general manager Dave Dombrowski said Saturday...
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Garber put end to Rose's 44-game streak

...the former Atlanta Braves closer who stopped Rose's 44-game hit streak on Aug. 1, 1978. "(Reds manager) Sparky Anderson said later, 'I've never seen Garber throw a changeup before.' My reaction was, 'Well, you've been sleeping...
Braves notebook

...clinched. Since divisional play began in 1969, only Tommy Lasorda has posted more first-place finishes (8) than Sparky Anderson (7) and Cox (seeking his seventh). "I'm a one year at a time guy, although I know what's happened," Cox...
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James sails past Pirates

...runs in seven innings. First baseman Scott Thorman hit two home runs for the Braves. And manager Bobby Cox passed Sparky Anderson on baseball's all-time wins list with victory No. 2,195. James had problems with his control in his previous...
Ex-Reds admire perfect run

...on a roll at just the right time. "This, to me, is one of the great feats in our game," former Reds manager Sparky Anderson said from his home in California. "I have to admit, this is exciting." Hits king Pete Rose can't remember a...
Cardinals surpass Phillies after 13

...rollercoaster ride." La Russa became the second manager in major league history to win 700 games with two teams, joining Sparky Anderson. La Russa also won 798 games with Oakland from 1986-95. Anderson won 863 with the Reds from 1970-78 and 1...
Big Red Machine gets due in book

...about them. I liked the book so much I read it in a weekend. Early on we get the anecdote that tells us how manager Sparky Anderson ran the team. During spring training he told the team they had two different kinds of players. There were superstars...
Braves' Cox to retire

...Tony La Russa -- 2,550-2,209 4. Bobby Cox -- 2,409-1,924 5. Joe Torre -- 2,242-1,908 6. Sparky Anderson -- 2,194-1,834 7. Bucky Harris -- 2,157-2,218 8. Joe McCarthy -- 2,125-1,333 9. Walter Alston...
Sports often avoid the leap limelight

...again) in the 100-meter freestyle. Dick Button won the world men's figure skating title in 1952 in Paris. Sparky Anderson was elected by the veterans committee to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. In 1964, some guy named Frank Rugani...
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All-Star skippers welcome Bonds

...for shouting rights." St. Louis beat Detroit in five games in last year's World Series, and La Russa joined Sparky Anderson as the only managers to win World Series titles in both leagues.