Sparky Anderson played mostly in the Minor Leagues between 1953-1963, except for his one season with the Phillies as a 25 year old in 1959, earning 104 Hits in 477 AB's. He began his managerial career in Minor Leagues as a 30 year old in 1964, which lasted through 1968. It was in 1970 that Sparky began his 26-year tenure as a Major League manager for two different teams, resulting in 5 World Series appearances with 3 titles--and an eventual induction into the Hall of Fame. During his first year as a Major League manager, Sparky led the Reds to their first World Series appearance in nine years with a 102-win season. It was during that year that the Reds first really became known as the "Big Red Machine".
Condition: VG 3.0
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Comment: This is Sparky Anderson's managerial rookie card.