He was one of the best managers, who went on to be inducted into the Hall of Fame 2000. He was one of eight managers who won at least three World Series titles, and the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues.
"Sparky was, by far, the best manager I ever played for," said former Reds star Pete Rose, the game's career hits leader. "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." - from ESPN
God bless his family during this time of loss.
We'll miss you Sparky.