Will Tigers retire Sparky's # ?

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  1. detteam

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    It's time to honor Sparky Anderson | detnews.com | The Detroit News

    It's a no brainer to me. Frankly, I can't believe they have not done it already.
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    When he was inducted into the HOF, he told Illitch that he was going in with a Tigers uni. After all, he coached here for like 17 years and in Cinncinnati for only 9. The REDS let him go and the Tigers gave him another chance. He basically had carte blanche here. I think Mike Illitch is still upset at the snub, as Sparky changed his mind at the last moment. Marge Schott was the owner at the time of his induction, and Mike may have read that as choosing Marge over him.

    I say, :gun1: Sparky.

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