They Call Me Sparky

They Call Me Sparky

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by Sparky Anderson, Dan Ewald
     
 
Born Goerge Lee Anderson, son of a painter and one of five children, this small kid with big ears turned out to be one of the winningest baseball managers of all-time. With determination, hard work, and a set of values instilled by his father and mother, Sparky went from the sandlot to big-time major league baseball. Accomplishing such feats as winning back-to-back

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Born Goerge Lee Anderson, son of a painter and one of five children, this small kid with big ears turned out to be one of the winningest baseball managers of all-time. With determination, hard work, and a set of values instilled by his father and mother, Sparky went from the sandlot to big-time major league baseball. Accomplishing such feats as winning back-to-back World Series' in Cincinnati and one more in Detroit... he had the rare ability to shift from manager, to father figure, to disciplinarian. In a time of high salaries and pampered athletes, many will find inspiration in this unpretentious man. Nobody says it better than Sparky. In fact, nobody says anything quite like the baseball icon who lives life believing that being nice to people "doesn't cost a dime."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886947238
Publisher:
Clock Tower Press, LLC
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.90(d)

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Johnny Bench
"There's a difference between a good manager and a great one.... The good one will tell you there is more than one way to skin a cat. The great one will convince the cat it's necessary. Sparky had the cats carrying knives to him." -- Johnny Bench

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They Call Me Sparky 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved it. You have an accomplished writer and then you have Sparky...in a way only Sparky can explain things. I loved how the book took the angle of having Sparky tell stories and then the writer also tell them his own way.