Legendary Baseball Manager Sparky Anderson Passes Away At 76

  • Live
6 Total Updates since November 3, 2010
  • Important 1
  • Updates 6
  • All Updates 6

Sparky Anderson Dead At 76 Shortly After Being Placed In Hospice Care

Yesterday, on Wednesday, we learned that Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson had been placed under hospice care due to complications from dementia. However, on Thursday, the situation took an even worse turn, and it is now being reported that Anderson has died at the age of 76.

Anderson is survived by his wife, Carol, his sons Lee and Albert, his daughter Shirley Englebrecht, and his nine grandchildren. According to a report, there will be no funeral or memorial service at Sparky's own request.

Anderson's career lasted all of one mediocre season in the Major Leagues as a player, but 26 seasons in the Major Leagues as a manager. Anderson won 2194 regular season games with the Reds and Tigers, which stands as the sixth-highest total of all time. He won two World Series with Cincinnati, one with Detroit, and also won two other pennants.

Anderson retired in 1995, and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee in 2000.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.