Happy Reds birthday, Sparky Anderson!
February 22, 1934
The greatest manager in Reds history, Sparky Anderson skippered the club during the famous “Big Red Machine” era of the 1970s. The Reds won 863 games, four National League Pennants, and two World Championships with “Captain Hook” at the helm. Anderson joined the Detroit Tigers in 1979, and became the first manager to win a World Series in both leagues in 1984. Anderson was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000 along with one of his greatest clutch players with the Reds, Tony Perez.