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Sparky and Me: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared About Baseball and Life

Sparky and Me: My Friendship with Sparky Anderson and the Lessons He Shared About Baseball and Life

By: Daniel Ewald

Few sports figures, regardless of their position, have generated as much good will as Sparky Anderson, the legendary manager for the Cincinnati Reds and the Detroit Tigers. Sparky met author Dan Ewald, in 1979, and thus was born a lifelong friendship not likely ever to be seen again in baseball. Along the way, Dan never took for granted the front row seat he had to watch one of history's most memorable managers’ absolute mastery of baseball's nuances and intricacies.