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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Sparky Anderson tributes

Patrons of Kennedy's Irish Pub in Waterford talked about their favorite Sparky Anderson memories Wednesday, less than a day before it was learned the Hall of Fame manager had passed away.
Both Pat Caputo, Oakland Press columnist and former Tigers beat writer, and our most recent Tigers beat writer Jim Hawkins wrote about their Sparky memories today.
There have also been several tributes going around, including a Sports Illustrated gallery of rare photos.
Included in the Fox Sports Detroit tribute page is video of Sparky talking to Kirk Gibson prior to Gibson's 1984 World Series clinching homer.
Caputo also spoke about the legendary skipper on WWJ-AM (950) Thursday afternoon.

Update: Apparently Sparky guested on "WKRP in Cincinnati," which was before my time, but I recognize the DJ as the teacher from "Head of the Class," which was very much in my time.


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