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BoCcc2832
02-22-2007, 01:10 PM
Captain Hook is a young 73 years today (Born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota). Happy birthday, Sparky.

Grounds_Crew
02-22-2007, 01:13 PM
Think he's got enough left in him to come back and coach the Reds again? Haha.....Maybe a new edition Big Red Machine?

Someone give me his number, I'll call him!

George Anderson
02-22-2007, 01:17 PM
Connie Mack managed at the age of 88. Heck Sparky is a kid compared to Connie!!

Redlegs
02-22-2007, 01:18 PM
Great manager. Met him at the Reds gift shop at 580 Walnut St back in the day, when I was young. Great memory.

cumberlandreds
02-22-2007, 02:03 PM
Happy birthday to the Main Spark! He was truly a fine manager who should have never been fired by the Reds and he proved it for many years in Detroit.

Redus
02-22-2007, 02:55 PM
I'll never forgive him for saying the 84 Tigers were the best team he ever coached. Sorry but I cant forgive it.

Sean_CaseyRules
02-22-2007, 03:01 PM
Happy Birthday Sparky!

Heath
02-22-2007, 03:02 PM
He's only 73. He seems much much older -

Happy Birthday to the Captain.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bpv/images/c/c5/SparkyAnderson.jpg

camisadelgolf
02-22-2007, 03:14 PM
Happy birthday, Sparkplug! And happy birthday to me, too!

RichRed
02-22-2007, 03:32 PM
He's only 73. He seems much much older -

Happy Birthday to the Captain.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bpv/images/c/c5/SparkyAnderson.jpg

To think, he was only 43 in that picture!

Happy birthday, Sparky! Oh, and you too, camisadelgolf! :)

macro
02-23-2007, 12:02 AM
Can you believe this man won his 2,000th Major Leage game as a manager while still in his fifties?! Also, he still lives in the same house that he bought in 1969, before he had ever managed his first Major League game.

If you like to read, here's an article from 1993:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/flashback/mlb/hall_of_fame/anderson93/

Gallen5862
02-23-2007, 12:17 AM
Happy Birthday! George "Sparky Captain Hook" Anderson.