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Reaction to Sparky Anderson's death

Updated: November 4, 2010, 5:59 PM ET
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Reaction to the death of former Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson:

"Sparky was, by far, the best manager I ever played for. He understood people better than anyone I ever met. His players loved him, he loved his players, and he loved the game of baseball. There isn't another person in baseball like Sparky Anderson. He gave his whole life to the game."

-- Former Reds star Pete Rose

"Baseball has lost one of its greatest members. His idea of of ...

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