Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson dies

Former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson addresses the fans at Comerica Park to celebrate the...

Former Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson addresses the fans at Comerica Park to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tigers' World Series during a pre-game ceremony before the MLB American League baseball game between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins in Detroit, Michigan September 28, 2009. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

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CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson died Thursday, one day after it was announced he had been placed in hospice care due to complications from dementia. He was 76 years old.

According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Anderson died at his home in Thousand Oaks, California.

Anderson had successful stints as manager for both the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers, leading both franchises to World Series titles.

Anderson led the Reds from 1970-1978, guiding them to four National League pennants and World Series titles in 1975 and '76. He was then manager for the Tigers from 1979-95, winning a World Series title in 1984.

"Sparky led one of the most beloved teams in franchise history to the World Series title in 1984 and remains the winningest manager in franchise history. His contributions to the Detroit Tigers remain a significant part of the club's history," the Tigers had said in a statement on Wednesday.

Anderson's teams went 2,194-1,834 in his 26 years of managing. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 by the veterans' committee.


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