Hall Of Famer Manager George ‘Sparky’ Anderson Passes Away At 76

November 5th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
apleNov 5, (THAINDIAN NEWS) George “Sparky” Anderson, who is known to be the first Major Baseball League manger in both the National and American leagues to win the World Series, passed away in his California home on Thursday. The news of Sparky Anderson’s death has sent shock waves in the baseball fraternity as many believe that his passing away would leave in void in the sport that can never be fulfilled. The news of the celebrated former Major League Baseball manager’s demise has been confirmed by his family through a statement that was released following his death. George “Sparky” Anderson was 76 at the time of his unfortunate demise.

The news of the veteran MLB manager’s death comes just a day after his family announced that Sparky Anderson had been placed under hospice care owing to his ailing health as he was suffering from dementia. A spokesperson of the Anderson family has confirmed to the media outlets that Hall-of-Fame manager breathed his last his at home in Thousand Oaks in California on Thursday just a day after he was put under hospice care. Since the news of Sparky Anderson’s demise has been announced by his family, condolences have been pouring in from the baseball fraternity as well as his large number of fans.

While reacting to the demise of Sparky Anderson, Detroit Tigers owner Mike Illitch said through a statement that the ‘baseball world has lost one of its best today’ with the passing away of the imminent Major League Baseball manager. During his association with the MLB spanning across 26 years, he had spent the initial nine years with Cincinnati Reds while during the later part of his career he worked with the Detroit Tigers.

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