SPARKY ANDERSON - PRINTED PHOTOGRAPH SIGNED IN INK - HFSID 264082
Sale Price $108.00
Hall of Fame manager signs copy of himself as a Tiger
Photocopy signed in ink: "Sparky Anderson". B/w, 8½x11. In 1959 Anderson (1934-2010) played for the Philadelphia Phillies. It was his first and only year in the majors. In 2000, George "Sparky" Anderson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, obviously not for his record as a player. Sparky Anderson managed the Cincinnati Reds from 1970-1978 winning five Western Division and four National League Championships and two World Series. As manager of the Detroit Tigers (1980-1992), Anderson won two Eastern Division Championships and one World Series. Despite compiling the sixth most wins (2,194) of any manager in history, Anderson was pushed into retirement after he refused to manage replacement players during the 1994 baseball strike. (He wasn't siding with the striking players; he just wouldn't offer the fans an inferior product.) He's pictured wearing a Tigers cap. Fine condition.
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