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Ceremony to Honor Sparky Anderson

November 11, 2000|KATIE COOPER

Baseball Hall of Famer George "Sparky" Anderson will be honored by outgoing state Sen. Cathie Wright (R-Simi Valley) in a ceremony Thursday at Cal Lutheran University.

Wright and Senate President John Burton (D-San Francisco), a longtime friend of Anderson, will present a resolution honoring the former major league manager's recent induction into the baseball Hall of Fame and his work on behalf of local sports programs.

Anderson, the third most winning manager in major league history, managed the Cincinnati Reds in the 1970s. After joining the Detroit Tigers in 1979, he became the only manager to win a World Series in both the National and American leagues and the first to win 100 games in a season in both leagues.

He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in July.

The Thousand Oaks resident has also been an active supporter of the university's baseball program, advising players and the coaching staff. His annual charity golf tournament on behalf of the baseball program will be held Monday at Wood Ranch Country Club in Simi Valley.

For more information on Thursday's ceremony, which is scheduled at 3 p.m. on the CLU baseball field, call Wright's local office at 522-2920.

For more information on the golf tournament, call 493-3151.

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