Anderson first 800-game winner in AL and NL
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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