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Sparky Anderson (I) (1934–2010)

Manager of Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds from 1972 to 1978. Team was known as the Big Red Machine and included such superstar players as Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, and Joe Morgan. Anderson guided the Reds to four World Series appearances in his tenure, winning the world championship in 1975 and 1976. Anderson was fired from the... See full bio »

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Known For

1979 American League Championship Series
1979 American League Championship Series Himself - Color Commentator
1984 MLB All-Star Game
1984 MLB All-Star Game Himself - AL Coach
1985 MLB All-Star Game
1985 MLB All-Star Game Himself - AL Manager


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 2001 Arli$$ (TV Series)
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- As Others See Us (2001) ... Sparky Anderson
 1983 Tiger Town (TV Movie)
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 1979 WKRP in Cincinnati (TV Series)
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5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut. See more »


Given the nickname "Sparky", due to his explosive attitude towards the umpires when he argued with them. A broadcaster said when he argued with an ump, "the sparks are flying", which earned him the nickname. See more »


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