Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Bad News About Sparky Anderson

It is a sad thing that one of the best minds in Baseball ever has to have this happen to him.

A message from the family of Sparky Anderson

Hall of Fame Manager Sparky Anderson has been placed in the care of hospice for complications resulting from dementia at his home in Thousands Oaks, California.

The Anderson family -- wife, Carol; sons Lee and Albert; and daughter Shirley Englebrecht -- wishes to express appreciation to all friends and fans for the support and kindness they have shown throughout Sparky's career and retirement.

The family is particularly grateful for the respect for privacy the national and local media has demonstrated during this trying period. 
I have said a prayer for Sparky.  


R.J. said...

Me too. I hated it when his Tigers beat my Padres in '84 but I never hated him for it. He was one of the best managers of our generation and it's going to be a very sad day in baseball when he passes.

R.J. said...

It's officially a bad day in baseball. ESPN just announced Sparky Anderson passed away today.

Zebster said...

Sad news indeed. A great baseball man through and through.

Brent said...

God Speed Sparky.