Sparky Anderson

Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson died Nov. 4, 2010 at the age of 76.

After playing just one season at the major league baseball level, Anderson found more success as a manager. He spent eight years with the Cincinnati Reds, leading them to a pennant win in 1970, his first year with the squad, and again in 1972. His Reds won 108 games in 1975, ultimately edging the Red Sox in Game 7 of the World Series. They repeated the next year, winning a total of 102 games. Fired at the end of the 1978 season, he was picked up by Detroit. In his 17 years with the Tigers, Anderson earned another World Series win (1984), becoming the first manager to win titles in both leagues. Twice named the AL Manager of the Year, Anderson was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 and holds the distinction of being the only manager to lead two franchises in career wins.