George Anderson..."Sparky"...November 4, 2010 RIP Sparky A.

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November 3, 2010...the Anderson Family informed the nation that
" ...has been placed in the care of hospice at his home" --Thousand Oaks, CA.

Dear Sparky..
  Though your light has dimmed at this time in your life. Do know that your "Spark" for life will never falter.  
You brought your style of managing to many fans & players alike.  
Both Ohio & Michigan, neighboring States witnessed your abilities up close & personal.

Your journey is moving on toward another 'dug-out', another 'team' , another state of existence, but the flame that you began here on earth will burn brightly.  The Foundation CATCH you began in 1987 continues to improve and "Brighten" the quality of life for the pediatric patients at Children's Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital.

At Comerica Park in 2009, you gathered with the 1984 Detroit Tiger Team and noted: "Think about this now, there will be four or five of these guys together again, maybe, but never all together again. "
he went on to speak the now prophetic words..." I'm 75, I know I ain't going to make it." [the Detroit News /
article by Tom Gage--as seen on Yahoo News]

You will join many friends when you take that glorious "walk onto that great field".  Say HI to Ernie for all of us here in Detroit, Michigan.  Safe and happy trip, Sparky.  Light up that New Field of Play when you are "hired".   

Your  fans from Michigan, Ohio, & the nation

[Photos below from: Google Images]

                                                          



God Speed, Sparky God Speed

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Gerry Michaels
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Great post, being a big baseball fan I remember him well. nice tribute

Nov 04, 2010 04:55 PM #1
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Jason Channell
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The Tigers have never been the same since Sparky hung up the jersey. What a great manager. And what a special team he had in 1984.

Nov 04, 2010 08:08 PM #2
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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Gerry...thanks for the comment; I think that many knew of him, saw him in action or heard of him especially in 1984.  It was a sad moment when we arrived back home to see the news that he had indeed died.  he is up there with God in the great big baseball field in the sky. 
Have a great Friday & weekend. 
Barb & Sal

Nov 04, 2010 09:10 PM #3
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Barb & Sal Dragotta
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Jason...that was a fun time to be a Tiger Fan, wasn't it.  Tonight--as we walked into the house--Local 4 News had a mini-flash-back-tribute that showed the giant pile-up of grown men at the conclusion of that final game.  It was fun to see it once again.   Have a great Friday [can you believe it] and weekend.  thanks for your comment.
Barb & Sal

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