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Portrait of Sparky Anderson

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
1 527 .218 .282 .249 68 -0.3
Birth Date2-22-1934
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age85 years, 8 months, 1 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1959 PHI 25 152 527 104 9 3 0 42 53 1 6 9 .218 .282 .249 68 -15.7 1.0 -2.3 -0.3
Career1525271049304253169.218.282.24968-15.71.0-2.3-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1959 PHI MLB NL 152 527 .257 .318 .401 .244 105 -28.4 14.5 -0.7 68 7 -2.3 1.0 -15.7 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1959 PHI MLB NL 527 477 42 104 9 3 0 119 34 42 53 6 9 .218 .282 .249 .031 2 5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Dave Dombrowski? His deal is up after '11. Do GM's go into seasons as a lame duck often or is an extension looming? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It's pretty hard to denigrate the job Dombrowski has done. He walked into a real disaster zone and got the club to the World Series. We just ticked off some of the mistakes that Omar Minaya has made, but how many of those contracts has Dombrowski handed out? The Magglio Ordonez deal gets criticized, but how bad has Ordonez been? Bonderman imploded, but he was signed coming off a good year at 23. The Carlos Guillen deal was questionable at the time (2007) and you would have liked to see them being more aggressive in searching for a catcher this year. Overall, though, I think he'll be back if he wants to be. The only question is, if, as Sparky Anderson suggested about certain managerial firings, "They just get sick of seeing you." We don't know about those relationships, obviously. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you read "The Machine" by Joe Posnanski? I'm half way through and it is a good Spring Training baseball read.
(Vladimir Ashkenazy from Cincinnati)
I have, and I enjoyed it, because it was a great way of remembering players--and a skipper--now recognized as all-time greats for who they were when they were great. The observations about Pete Rose or Sparky Anderson or Gary Nolan are wonderful; I had no idea Ken Griffey Sr. was quite so bitter. I'd have liked a little more substantive performance analysis, but you might properly call me a snob on that score; Joe wrote a fun and necessary book that does an excellent job of putting you in that time and place, and gives several players we might have thought we knew their proper due. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who on the top 100 has the best chance of frustrating as badly as Chris Pittaro (shaking fist at Sparky Anderson). And even though no one else seems to be playing the president game, I'll throw out that I think LBJ might be the best president in my lifetime (born in 68).
(jnewfry from Chicago)
Of guys in the Top 50, gimme biggest bust score to Greg Halman. (Kevin Goldstein)


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