August 20, 2014 Hall Of Fame Catalog Auction (#42)
This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 8/21/2014
Sparky Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. His No. 10 is retired by the Cincinnati Reds and No. 11 is retired by the Detroit Tigers. Approximately 8” x 6” x 1” wooden base with a plaque that rests on it. The bronze plaque has a bust of Anderson with text below that reads, “GEORGE LEE ANDERSON - “SPARKY” - CINCINNATI, N.L., 1970-1978 - DETROIT, A.L., 1979-1995 - ONE OF THE GAME’S MOST SUCCESSFUL AND COLORFUL MANAGERS, HIS 2,194 WINS RANK THIRD IN HISTORY BEHIND CONNIE MACK AND JOHN MCGRAW. THE CRANK THAT TURNED THE BIG RED MACHINE, HIS SKILLFUL LEADERSHIP HELPED THOSE CINCINNATI TEAMS DOMINATE IN THE 1970S. REVERED AND TREASURED BY HIS PLAYERS FOR HIS HUMILITY, HUMANITY, ETERNAL OPTIMISM AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE GAME. BASEBALL’S ONLY MANAGER TO WIN A WORLD SERIES IN BOTH LEAGUES AND LEAD TWO FRANCHISES IN VICTORIES. HIS TEAMS WON THREE WORLD SERIES, SEVEN DIVISION TITLES AND FIVE PENNANTS, COMPILING A .619 POST-SEASON WINNING PERCENTAGE.” Accompanied by an Anderson family LOA.
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