It is common knowledge that Sparky Anderson was not the best baseball player in the world, or America, orrrr any of its states. Skill is not the main reason why Sparky Anderson was inducted into The Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000. You know the expression, those who can’t do, teach? Well that was Sparky Anderson, one of the best baseball managers who ever graced a baseball diamond.
Anderson’s very best friend, Dan Ewald wrote a book about their friendship titled, Sparky and Me: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared about Baseball and Life. Yes, their 32 years of friendship was a main focus, but really the book is about the person that Sparky Anderson was. He was a good human being, that’s the best way I can describe it. Don’t worry fellas, there is a ton of baseball history mixed in.