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George Lee Anderson was a baseball player and manager, born on the 22nd February 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota USA, and died on 4th November 2010. Nevertheless, Sparky will be remembered for his successful career long after his departure. During his active career, Sparky played for baseball teams such as the Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pueblo Dodgers, but when his playing career ended, he became a manager, first of Cincinnati Reds, and later of Detroit Tigers.
Have you ever wondered how rich Sparky Anderson was before he died? According to sources, it was estimated that Sparky Anderson’s overall net worth was $60 million, an amount acquired through his successful career in baseball.
Sparky Anderson Net Worth $60 Million
Sparky spent few years in his home town, as his family soon moved to Los Angeles; growing up in poverty, Sparky wanted only one thing, to succeed, and his choice was baseball. From his high school days, Anderson dedicated himself to become a baseball legend. After high school, he was signed to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1953, as an amateur free agent. In the next few years, Sparky built-up his career, playing for Dodger teams in minor leagues, such as Santa Barbara Dodgers, until he was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies of the MLB in 1959.
However, his playing career in MLB was quite short, as he was soon sent back to minor league the next year, precisely, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Sparky ended his playing career in 1964, but soon received offers from the owner of the team, Jack Kent Cooke, to become a manager, which he accepted. In the following years, Anderson built-up his skills as a manager in lower league teams such as the Modesto Reds and Rock Hill Cardinals.
In 1969, Sparky made a return to the MLB, this time as the manager of the San Diego Padres. However, the same year, he replaced Dave Bristol as the coach of the Cincinnati Reds, increasing his net worth to a large degree. With Cincinnati, Sparky won the World Series twice in 1975 and 1976, but was fired in 1978, after consecutive seasons in which his team suffered defeats in division title matches. Nevertheless, he soon entered into a new engagement, this time with the Detroit Tigers of the American League, staying with them until his retirement in 1995. During his time with Detroit Tigers, Sparky won the American League Manager Of The Year award twice, in 1984 and 1987. Furthermore in his career with the Tigers, he won the World Series title in 1984, which also benefited his net worth.
Overall, Sparky’s career was rather successful, as evidenced by the,fact that he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Canadian Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2007. Furthermore, he had his number 10 retired by Cincinnati Reds in 2005. Sparky had set a few records during his career, as he was the first manager to win the World Series in MLB and AL. Furthermore, he is the sixth ranked manager in history with wins, stopping at 2,194 in his career.
Sparky died on the 4th November 2010 at his home in Thousand Oaks, as a final result of his battle against dementia. He left behind his wife Carol, with whom he was married since 1953, and his three children.
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|Birth date:||February 22, 1934, Bridgewater, South Dakota, United States|
|Death date:||November 4, 2010, Thousand Oaks, California, United States|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||170 lbs (77.1 kg)|
|Profession:||Baseball player, Manager|
|Education:||Susan Miller Dorsey High School|
|Books:||Bless You Boys, Bless You Boys|
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|1||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.|
|2||Managed the National League team, Cincinnati Reds from 1970-1978, winning the World Series in 1975, against the American league team, Boston Red Sox, 4 wins and 3 losses. In 1976, the Cincinnati Reds' opponent were the American League team, New York Yankees and went undefeated, 4 to 0.|
|3||Played 152 games for the Philadelphia Phillies at second base in 1959, with a batting average of .218.|
|4||1984 and 1987 American League Manager of the Year.|
|5||Managed a total of 4030 games in the major leagues, winning 2194, losing 1834, for a winning percentage of .545.|
|6||Managed the American League team, Detroit Tigers from 1979-1995, won the 1984 World Series, four to one against National League team, San Diego Padres.|
|7||Elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Committee on Baseball Veterans in 2000.|
|8||As manager of the Reds, he earned the nickname "Captain Hook" for his tendency to pull his starting pitchers from games at the slightest sign of trouble.|
|9||First Major League Baseball manager to guide teams in both the National League and American League to World Series titles. 1975 and 1976, Sparky Anderson was the manager of National League team Cincinnati Reds, leading them to World Series Championship, in 1975, 4 wins and 3 losses against the Boston Red Sox. But in 1976, Cincinnati Reds swept New York Yankees 4 to 0. His American League World Series Championship, he was manager of the Detroit Tigers, in 1984, 4 wins and 1 loss to National League team, San Diego Padres.|
|1||Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut.|
|2||[about Casey Stengel] Casey knew his baseball. He only made it look like he was fooling around. He knew every move that was ever invented and some that we haven't even caught on to yet.|
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