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    Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Captain Hook is a young 73 years today (Born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota). Happy birthday, Sparky.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    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!

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Connie Mack managed at the age of 88. Heck Sparky is a kid compared to Connie!!
    "Boys, I'm one of those umpires that misses 'em every once in a while so if it's close, you'd better hit it." Cal Hubbard

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Great manager. Met him at the Reds gift shop at 580 Walnut St back in the day, when I was young. Great memory.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    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.
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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    I'll never forgive him for saying the 84 Tigers were the best team he ever coached. Sorry but I cant forgive it.
    Hoping for another Reds October

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Happy Birthday Sparky!
    Let's make some noise!

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    He's only 73. He seems much much older -

    Happy Birthday to the Captain.

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Happy birthday, Sparkplug! And happy birthday to me, too!

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    He's only 73. He seems much much older -

    Happy Birthday to the Captain.

    To think, he was only 43 in that picture!

    Happy birthday, Sparky! Oh, and you too, camisadelgolf!
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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    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/fea...me/anderson93/

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    Re: Happy Birthday Sparky Anderson!

    Happy Birthday! George "Sparky Captain Hook" Anderson.


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