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    Photo of Sparky

    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/...1d478540_o.jpg

    Found the photo at Uni-Watch site.
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Thanks, Randy.

    First time I've seen this one also.

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    What was he in, 3rd Grade?
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Was he born with gray hair?

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    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.

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    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.
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    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!

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    Good idea; the library is not accessible on line- looks like I need to go to Cooperstown!
    Try and call em.
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    Try and call em.

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    I'd query this gent first

    http://thatsmyboy03.com/

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    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)
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    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?

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by macro View Post
    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.
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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrichjr View Post
    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/...big_break.html

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    Re: Photo of Sparky

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    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?
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