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Remembering Sparky Anderson

Updated: November 8, 2010, 5:03 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Sparky Anderson was the nicest superstar I have ever shared time with. He had a heart of gold and he was such a special person.

I got to know him quite well during my time in Detroit. I went to several Tigers games while I was coaching at the University of Detroit. Sparky was so special to me, and I loved the way he called me Richard! I loved his spirit for life and he was a winner! He treated fans like they were his best friend! Sparky was so passionate about life.

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