OBITUARIES
California Lives: Every Thursday, read an obituary of a notable Californian from the archives
LOCAL OBITUARIES

George "Sparky" Anderson | 1984

Todd Culyba, 10, of Warren, Mich., asks Sparky Anderson for an autograph on opening day at Tiger Stadium in April 1984. Anderson was hired by Detroit in June 1979 to guide another young team. The Tigers' best season by far was 1984, when they jumped to a 35-5 start and never looked back, winning 104 games and dominating the San Diego Padres to win the World Series in five games. See full story Tony Spina / Detroit Free Press/MCT
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