July 14, 1999 |
Former manager Sparky Anderson, who guided the Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers to World Series titles, entered a Detroit hospital Tuesday for a battery of heart tests and may require heart surgery, according to his spokesman. Anderson, 65, is not in any immediate danger, said spokesman, Dan Ewald, who added that doctors may determine Anderson's ailments can be treated medicinally or may opt for heart bypass surgery.
August 23, 1998 |
The New York Yankees, who used to mix turmoil with winning, have changed their tune, says Dave Kindred in the Sporting News. "Alas, alack and sad to say, the Yankees have become the Boy Scouts of baseball," he writes. "Not only are they making history, they're making nice. No clubhouse brawls, no dugout squabbles, no Mickey Rivers hearing Reggie [Jackson] boast of his 143 IQ and asking, 'What, out of a thousand?' "All these Yankees do is win. They do it with class and style.
August 8, 1998
My challenge to Sparky Anderson: Make up a sentence using the words "does not" or the contraction "doesn't." I bet he don't know how to do it! TERRY CLARK, Northridge
November 2, 1996 |
Terry Collins, fired as Houston Astros manager in October, is believed to be the leading candidate to become the next Angel manager, supplanting Sparky Anderson as the favorite for the job. Collins returned to Anaheim Friday for his third interview with Angel front-office officials, discussing a variety of topics ranging from potential coaching staff members to the handling of young players to possible changes he would implement on the team.
October 31, 1996 |
Searching for a manager, the Angels have reportedly narrowed their choices to a few theoretically good men, among them the New York Mets' and Atlanta Braves' third-base coaches, the Baltimore Orioles' batting instructor and the manager the Houston Astros just fired into outer space. My personal clout with the Angel organization and Disney corporation has the approximate influence of Ross Perot's on rap music.
October 14, 1996 |
Whitey Herzog, the former Angel general manager and St. Louis Cardinal manager, said the Angels should hire Sparky Anderson as manager. "Sparky would be perfect for that job," Herzog said. "He's a good baseball man, a good P.R. guy, gets along with the press, and will be popular with the fans. "I know he still wants to manage. A few years ago, he told me, 'I want to mange until I'm 70.' I told him, 'You look like you're 80 now.' "Really, that's the guy they should get."
October 9, 1996 |
The man they call Big Daddy leans that big body against a corner of his locker and says he would have retired rather than sign a new contract amid the hopelessness of Detroit. The New York Yankees rescued Cecil Fielder on the trade deadline of July 31. A month earlier, they had salvaged the career of Darryl Strawberry from the baseball halfway house that is the St. Paul Saints.
October 2, 1996 |
The Angels have made a lucrative offer to Jim Leyland, the hottest commodity on baseball's managerial market, that includes Disney Co. stock options and other incentives that had "Jimmy's head reeling," according to a family friend Tuesday. While the Angels--along with the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox--are aggressively seeking Leyland, a new name has moved up near the top of the Angels' list of candidates: Sparky Anderson.