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RIP Sparky Anderson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by slappy4428, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    So says the Freep...
    Former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, 76, has been placed in the care of hospice at his Thousands Oaks, Calif., home for complications resulting from dementia.

    Anderson family’s said in a statement today they appreciate the support and kindness that friends and fans have shown throughout the Hall of Famer’s career and retirement.


    http://www.freep.com/article/20101103/SPORTS02/101103019/1398/Sparky-Anderson-in-hospice-care
     
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    That sucks.
     
  3. Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    Sigh.
     
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    Wow. That's sad. I was born outside Detroit and my dad always liked Sparky.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    You're from 8 Mile?
     
  6. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    Damn. 76 is still young.
     
  7. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    If by 8 Mile you mean Royal Oak, yes. :D

    My grandmother lived off 14 Mile, but way up in Troy. Not even remotely the same.
     
  8. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    I would bet money on him being much older than 76.
     
  9. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    Looked 76 in '76.
     
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    I would have guessed 90s.
     
  11. Sea Bass

    Sea Bass Well-Known Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    Yeah, me too. So he was only 41-42 during the Big Red Machine years? Wow.
     
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Re: Sparky Anderson in hospice, suffers from dementia

    He went grey very young in life.
     
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