Being at the fifth and final game of the 1984 World Series at Tiger Stadium when I was in third grade is etched in my memory and I have Sparky to thank for leading his team there. May the memory of George "Sparky" Anderson forever be a blessing for his family, for Major League Baseball, and for the people of Detroit.
"People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it."
- Detroit Tigers Manager Sparky Anderson