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Sparky Anderson
MLB debut April 10, 1959 for the Philadelphia Phillies Last MLB appearance September 27, 1959 for the Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics Batting average .218 Runs batted in 34 Games managed 4,030 Win–loss record 2,194–1,834 Winning % .545 Teams As player Philadelphia Phillies (1959) As manager Cincinnati Reds (1970–1978) Detroit Tigers (1979–1995) Career highlights and awards 3× World Series champion (1975, 1976, 1984) 2× AL Manager of the Year (1984, 1987) Cincinnati Reds #10 retired Detroit Tigers #11 retired Member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Induction 2000 Election Method Veterans Committee George Lee "Sparky" Anderson (February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010) was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth most for a manager in Major League history. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.

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