THOUSAND OAKS (AP) — Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson has died. He was 76.

Family spokesman Dan Ewald says George Lee “Sparky” Anderson died of complications from dementia.

Anderson guided the Cincinnati Reds to World Series championships in 1975 and 1976 and then led the Detroit Tigers to
the 1984 title.

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Comments (6)
  1. John A. says:

    He died of Lung cancer. The dementia was secondary. (inside source)

  2. John .A says:

    He died from lung cancer. The dementia was a secondary condition.

  3. David Stoppel says:

    RIP Sparky! As a lifelong Dodger fan I hated the Reds, but you always seemed like a good guy. Condolences to the entire Anderson family.

  4. SHERYL M. says:

    Is that really necessary! Let the man rest. He’s an awesome part of baseball history and deserves respect and privacy, GOD BLESS SPARKY.

  5. Stewart S says:

    In my opinion, one of the best managers in baseball history, and I bleed Dodger Blue

  6. ed says:

    One of the greatest, no doubt about it. His Reds always drove me nuts whenever they beat the Dodgers. He was always, though, a class act. RIP Sparky, and condolences to the family

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