As most of you know, Sparky Anderson died last week at the age of 76. No doubt, he was one of one of best managers of the 70s and 80s. As a Cub fan, I didn’t relish the days they had to play the Big Red Machine. The amazing part was when he left the Reds, he wasn’t done. He guided the Tigers to two first place finishes and a World Championship.
Tiger Tales has a good collection of links to articles about Anderson. And Sports Illustrated has a real nice photo gallery (via StumbleUpon) that spans the life of Sparky including a photo of him in a Phillie uniform back in 1959.