Friday, November 5, 2010

A Death of a Legend

Finally it is Friday! I don't know about you guys, but it has been a good week, but I thought it went by very slowly. Anyway, most of you should be aware that Sparky Anderson passed away. The Hall Of Fame manager was 76 years old. To say that he was just another good manager is definitely selling him short. He was the first manager to win a World Series in both leagues and as I found out recently, he is the only manager to lead two different franchises in career wins. Apparently, I should have had a tighter bond with him. Again as I recently found out, he only played one season in the Major Leagues, but that one year he played in Philadelphia in 1959. Of course, his claim to fame was managing The Big Red Machine in the mid-70s with the likes of Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan patrolling in the field. Some people would say that it would be impossible to lose with that team, but managing a team of superstars has its own dilemmas, and he obviously handed them very well. Although he resigned in the mid-90s, Anderson is still remembered today as one of the greatest managers of all time.
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