Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sparky in Hospice

Sparky Anderson placed under hospice care
Hall of Fame skipper won World Series with Reds, Tigers

Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, who guided both the Reds and Tigers to World Series titles, has been placed in hospice care at his Thousand Oaks, Calif., home for complications resulting from dementia, according to a statement released by his family on Wednesday.

"The Anderson family -- wife, Carol; sons Lee and Albert; and daughter Shirley Englebrecht -- wishes to express appreciation to all friends and fans for the support and kindness they have shown throughout Sparky's career and retirement," the statement read.

"The family is particularly grateful for the respect for privacy the national and local media has demonstrated during this trying period."

The rest of the article here.

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