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8 quotes found searching on George Lee "Sparky" Anderson

He's such a big, strong guy he should love that porch. He's got power enough to hit home runs in any park, including Yellowstone.

On Willie Stargell batting in Tiger Stadium in the 1971 All Star game.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

The great thing about baseball is when you are done, you'll only tell your grandchildren the good things. If they ask me about 1989 I'll tell them I had amnesia.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

I'm beginning to see Brooks in my sleep. If I dropped a paper plate, he'd pick it up on one hop and throw me out at first.

On Brooks Robinson

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

It's really a dream house. When you stop and think who you're in there with, it's so scary it's unbelievable.

On the Baseball Hall of Fame

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

You're a Red Sox fan? There's nothing wrong with being a Red Sox fan. Let me tell you why. When they go to spring training, the first song they sing, because I used to sing it to them in Winter Haven, is "Wait Till Next Year". That's why you never want to stop being a Red Sox fan. You've always got next year.

To a 10-year-old wearing a Red Sox hat asking him for an autograph

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

Babe Ruth is in the cemetery, and the game goes on.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

A baseball manager is a necessary evil.

George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager
Contributed by: Jonathan Chapman

Things have been bad enough; that's like pouring more fire on the gasoline.

When asked whether he was concerned the Detroit Tigers might lose more games than the 1962 Mets

August, 2003
George Lee "Sparky" Anderson
Detroit Tigers
Manager

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