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Anderson first 800-game winner in AL and NL

Updated: July 3, 2002, 4:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

July 9, 1988

Sparky Anderson is the first manager to win 800 games in both leagues when his Detroit Tigers defeat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 in a battle of division leaders.

Anderson has been managing the Tigers since 1979. Before that, he had an 863-586 record as manager of the Cincinnati Reds (1970-78).

"Sparky's had a great managerial career," Oakland manager Tony La Russa says.

Anderson says, "If I stay healthy, I might be around another 15 years." ...

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