Rare Photos of Sparky Anderson
George "Sparky" Anderson died Thursday at the age of 76 . In this photo, the Hall of Famer poses in a Philadelphia Phillies uniform. Anderson only spent one year in the major leagues, paying second base and batting .218 with no home runs and 34 RBIs.
Before becoming manager of the Reds, Anderson was on the staff of the San Diego Padres, his first coaching job in the major leagues.
Anderson celebrated with his players after beating the Red Sox in Game 7 of the World Series.
Sparky Anderson and Johnny Bench
Anderson and catcher Johnny Bench share champagne in the visitor's locker room at Fenway Park after the Reds beat the Red Sox to win the World Series.
Anderson shares his opinions with an umpire during a Reds-Padres game. Anderson spent nine seasons managing the Reds and won two World Series titles (1975, 76) and has his No. 10 jersey retired at Great American Ball Park.
Anderson relaxes with a pipe and newspaper in the Tigers locker room before a game against Milwaukee. Anderson is the only manager to win World Series titles in both leagues.
Anderson smokes a pipe and fills out the lineup card before a game against the Twins. Anderson managed 16 seasons with the Tigers, winning one World Series (1984) and two Manager of the Year awards (1984, '87).
Clutching gifts presented to him before the game, Anderson waves to fans in the stands at Camden Yards during his last trip to Baltimore as the Tigers' manager.
Anderson shows off his baseball memorabilia at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Bud Selig and Sparky Anderson
Anderson and Bud Selig pose with the manager's Hall of Fame plaque during induction ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Lenny Dykstra and Sparky Anderson
Lenny Dysktra watches Anderson's putt during the Sparky Anderson CLU Golf Tournament at North Ranch Country Club in Westlake Village, Calif. The tournament helped raise money for a new baseball stadium at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Sparky Anderson and Alan Trammell
Anderson chats with Tigers manager Alan Trammell before a game in Montreal. Anderson managed the all-star shortstop for 17 seasons in Detroit.
Johnny Bench, Sparky Anderson, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez
Anderson poses with four members of the 1975-76 Reds' World Series team -- Johnny Bench, Joe Morgan and Tony Perez -- at the beginning of Anderson's number retirement ceremony in Cincinnati.
Anderson speaks to fans as his 1984 World Series Championship team is honored before a Tigers-Twins game at Comerica Park, in Detroit.