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RANDY IN INDY
09-07-2010, 10:20 AM
An old photo of "The Main Spark" that I had never seen, with the old Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/4965873602_051d478540_o.jpg

Found the photo at Uni-Watch site.

Bob Borkowski
09-07-2010, 10:45 AM
Thanks, Randy.

First time I've seen this one also.

Glasses?

traderumor
09-07-2010, 01:30 PM
What was he in, 3rd Grade? :)

macro
09-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Was he born with gray hair?

Always Red
09-07-2010, 02:49 PM
Was he born with gray hair?

Apparently- he was 36 in 1970 when took the Reds job, and looked like he was 56!

Great pic of Sparky there; I have looked in vain over the years for an action shot of him during the one year he played for the Phillies. I've seen the baseball card photos from the Phillies years, but no game action photos.

George Anderson
09-07-2010, 02:52 PM
Apparently- he was 36 in 1970 when took the Reds job, and looked like he was 56!

Great pic of Sparky there; I have looked in vain over the years for an action shot of him during the one year he played for the Phillies. I've seen the baseball card photos from the Phillies years, but no game action photos.

Have you tried the Baseball HOF Library?? I have heard they have a huge collection of photos.

Always Red
09-07-2010, 02:58 PM
Have you tried the Baseball HOF Library?? I have heard they have a huge collection of photos.

Good idea; the library is not accessible on line- looks like I need to go to Cooperstown! :thumbup:

George Anderson
09-07-2010, 03:04 PM
Good idea; the library is not accessible on line- looks like I need to go to Cooperstown! :thumbup:

Try and call em.

Always Red
09-07-2010, 03:13 PM
Try and call em.

http://baseballhall.org/sites/default/files/photos/KV4wIJDf.jpg

westofyou
09-07-2010, 03:21 PM
I'd query this gent first

http://thatsmyboy03.com/

paulrichjr
09-07-2010, 03:22 PM
What's the inside scoop on how they chose him as manager. I would have to think it was controversial at the time. (I'm sure WOY has a link somewhere)

Ron Madden
09-07-2010, 03:24 PM
What's the inside scoop on how they chose him as manager. I would have to think it was controversial at the time. (I'm sure WOY has a link somewhere)

Sparky Who?

GAC
09-07-2010, 03:39 PM
Was he born with gray hair?

I work with a guy who is in his mid-30s, have known him for almost 10 years, and he has had white hair since I've known him. I once asked him about it and he said it use to be blonde but has always been really fair, and by the time he was in his mid-20's was rapidly turning white.

westofyou
09-07-2010, 03:58 PM
What's the inside scoop on how they chose him as manager. I would have to think it was controversial at the time. (I'm sure WOY has a link somewhere)

http://reds.enquirer.com/2000/07/17/red_sparkys_big_break.html

RANDY IN INDY
09-07-2010, 04:42 PM
I'd query this gent first

http://thatsmyboy03.com/

I used to visit that site often, woy. He hasn't posted anything new since last July. Wonder if anything happened to him?

macro
09-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Wow, that site is a treasure trove for a uniform nut like me. Those photos are so clear, it's like they're in HD. Thanks for posting the link, west.

Ron Madden
09-08-2010, 02:34 PM
http://reds.enquirer.com/2000/07/17/red_sparkys_big_break.html

Thanks for the link WOY.

I wish John Erardi was still a Beat Writer for the Reds.

westofyou
09-08-2010, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the link WOY.

I wish John Erardi was still a Beat Writer for the Reds.

I have an autographed book by John, in it he says, "I wish i lived in Portland"

gonelong
09-08-2010, 05:14 PM
http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/48/18348-050-187F909A.jpg

gonelong
09-08-2010, 05:17 PM
Apparently- he was 36 in 1970 when took the Reds job, and looked like he was 56!

Great pic of Sparky there; I have looked in vain over the years for an action shot of him during the one year he played for the Phillies. I've seen the baseball card photos from the Phillies years, but no game action photos.

http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/image_php_204690.jpg

Always Red
09-08-2010, 05:47 PM
http://www.sportsmemorabilia.com/image_php_204690.jpg

:beerme:

macro
09-09-2010, 01:33 AM
Apparently- he was 36 in 1970 when took the Reds job, and looked like he was 56!

Great pic of Sparky there; I have looked in vain over the years for an action shot of him during the one year he played for the Phillies. I've seen the baseball card photos from the Phillies years, but no game action photos.

What team in its right mind would hire a 36 year old manager?

westofyou
09-09-2010, 09:34 AM
What team in its right mind would hire a 36 year old manager?

1934 Reds, 1960 Phillies, 1952 Tigers, 1979 White Sox... 1924 Senators.. 27 year old Bucky Harris