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Sparky AndersonTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1959-1959 MLB Years: 1959-1959
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Positions2B-152Position when Drafted2BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameGeorge Lee Anderson
Born DateFebruary 22,1934PlaceBridgewater,South Dakota
Death DateNovember 4,2010 [76.255]
High SchoolDorsey (Los Angeles,CA)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1953 by the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Signing ScoutsLefty Phillips
MLB DebutApril 10,1959 [25.047]
OrganizationsPHI [1] Awards2Awards Voting5-285
TBC Player ID8215Retrosheet IDandes101MLBAM ID110238
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Player Notes:   The Cincinnati Reds retired his #10 on May 28, 2005 ... The Detroit Tigers retired his #11 on June 26, 2011
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed82Power15Contact78XBH16RBIs28Runs26Hitting38Durability99Team.416Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
1959Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi45,22b251524774210493034694253152115.
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1524774210493034694253152115.
Average MLB - Per 162 games162508451111030366104556152116.

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
1959Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi252B152--3434031270758746.9844.91------152100.098.7
MLB Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B152--3434031270758746.9844.91------1520.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1959Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi25---152-------

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
1969San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn35Assistant Coach16252110.32141.06Preston Gomez
1970Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin36Manager16210260.630--1 Lost World Series (Orioles)
1971Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin37Manager1627983.48811.04 
1972Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin38Manager1549559.617--1 Lost World Series (Athletics)
1973Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin39Manager1629963.611--1 Lost NLCS (Mets)
1974Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin40Manager1629864.6054.02 
1975Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin41Manager16210854.667--1 Won World Series (Red Sox)
1976Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin42Manager16210260.630--1 Won World Series (Yankees)
1977Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin43Manager1628874.54310.02 
1978Cincinnati RedsNLMLBMLBcin44Manager1619269.5712.52 
1979Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet45Manager1618576.52818.05 
1980Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet46Manager1628478.51919.04 
1981Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet47Manager1096049.5502.04 
1982Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet48Manager1628379.51212.04 
1983Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet49Manager1629270.5686.02 
1984Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet50Manager16210458.642--1 Won World Series (Padres)
1985Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet51Manager1618477.52215.03 
1986Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet52Manager1628775.5378.53 
1987Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet53Manager1629864.605--1 Lost ALCS (Twins)
1988Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet54Manager1628874.5431.02 
1989Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet55Manager16259103.36430.07 
1990Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet56Manager1627983.4889.03 
1991Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet57Manager1628478.5197.03 
1992Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet58Manager1627587.46321.06 
1993Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet59Manager1628577.52510.04 
1994Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet60Manager1155362.46118.05 
1995Detroit TigersALMLBMLBdet61Manager1446084.41726.04 
1997Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana63Broadcaster1628478.5196.02Terry Collins
1998Anaheim AngelsALMLBMLBana64Broadcaster1628577.5253.02Terry Collins
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
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* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1984American League Manager of the Year1
1987American League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1958-12-23TradeTraded by Dodgers to Phillies for Gene Snyder, Jim Golden and Rip Repulski. 
1953-01-01ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Dodgers. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.