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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Sun Staff Writer | May 19, 1995
By Sparky Anderson's calculations, the Orioles have two more weeks to tune up their act. The veteran Detroit manager says that's when the contenders begin separating themselves from the pretenders."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2011
The proprietor of Handbags in the City has a fashion sense that favors the classical, whether he's wearing a belted Burberry trench coat with a standup collar, lounging in a Mulberry cashmere sweater or modeling a jacket lined with shearling. And Sparky's owner, George Sakellaris, also in Burberry, doesn't look too shabby, either. "He's a little old man, and he loves dressing up," says Sakellaris, co-owner of the store at 840 Aliceanna St., the shop where Sparky, a 13-year-old Brussels Griffon, can be found most days.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
DETROIT -- Twice a year Sparky Anderson is at his best - near the end of spring training, and again during the final days of the season.The veteran manager of the Detroit Tigers is seldom caught without an opinion any time in between, but his early prognostications and late reflections are usually his best.And this year has been no different than any other. Anderson earned some points by jumping on the Orioles' bandwagon back in March, when he said they would be the surprise team in the American League's Eastern Division.
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November 8, 2010
Gift for gab a plus Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times It would be too simple to say that Anderson won because he lasted, although it is true players knew there would be no point in trying to undermine the manager and get him fired. Anderson had great players, of course, especially in Cincinnati. But his genius was in making players feel good even when they faltered. The clubhouse usually opens to the media 10 minutes after a game, but Anderson would keep his clubhouse closed for 15 or 20 minutes after a tough loss.
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June 4, 1995
The 12-homer slugfest between the White Sox and Tigers creased some record-book bindings last Sunday. Twelve homers in one game is a major-league record. The 10 solo homers in one game is a record. The seven homers by the Tigers was a club record. Detroit had three players hit two homers apiece, which tied a major-league record. The 21 extra-base hits by both teams is a record. The 76 total bases for two teams was one short of the major-league record. However, the Detroit Tigers lost, 14-12, and had little interest in being part of big-league history.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | March 23, 1994
With a jury deadlocked but leaning toward conviction, a Baltimore County jogger decided to end a seven-month fight yesterday and plead guilty to a charge of cruelty to animals for hitting a 4-month-old Dalmatian in the mouth with a baseball bat.James E. LaBoard, 48, a Mass Transit Administration bus driver for 22 years, always admitted hitting the dog, named Sparky, with a baseball bat in an incident July 26.But he testified that the dog was inches from...
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | July 11, 1992
The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!As Major League Baseball prepares for its annual All-Star Game break, a new made-for-cable movie suggests that events have occurred "that may have long-term ramifications for America's favorite pastime.""The Comrades of Summer," premiering at 8 tonight on the HBO cable service, humorously fictionalizes the coming of baseball to what used to be the Soviet Union."We have great desire to achieve good results as baseballists," says a Russian envoy, who shows up at the door of fiery manager "Sparky" Smith (Joe Mantegna)
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By Milton Kent | October 27, 1995
With four hours to kill and seven races on tomorrow's Breeders' Cup card at Belmont Park, NBC should have no shortage of horses, jockeys and trainers to cover.But the focus from sign-on (Channel 11, 11:30 a.m.) to sign-off will be Cigar and his quest to make history.The Maryland-bred horse, the overwhelming favorite to win the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic, the day's featured race, is looking not only for his 12th straight victory and the honor of being the richest single-season earner in racing history, but is seeking a place among the greatest thoroughbreds of all time.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Sun Staff Writer | May 15, 1994
A 5-year-old Street boy is recuperating from multiple dog bites that left wounds requiring more than 150 stitches on his scalp, forehead, neck and arm.Tammy Nicholson, the boy's mother, said a doctor at Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace spent about three hours stitching the wounds.The physician told Mrs. Nicholson that he lost count of the number of stitches but that he expected the wounds to heal nicely.Brent Nicholson, of the 3200 block of Old Forge Hill Road near Palmer State Park, has suffered damage to facial and arm muscles and will have to undergo plastic surgery.
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April 19, 2000
Quote: "Actually when I went to the hotel, I watched HBO. I tried to avoid any kind of sports channel because I knew what was going to happen." -- Umpire Jeff Kellogg, whose call on a bizarre play in the 11th inning Monday night helped the Yankees beat the Rangers It's a fact: Monday's postponed game was the 35th called game in history for the Mariners on the road and the sixth time they have had a game called by weather in Chicago. Who's hot: The Royals are 16-for-17 on attempted steals.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | June 25, 2000
His friends call him Sparky. At 8 years old, he's already traveled coast to coast. He's seen Paris lights, Vermont ski slopes, Florida beaches and the Grand Canyon. He has his own page on the Internet and a job: He's a "roving reporter." But, perhaps, that should be rover-ing reporter, because Sparky is a beagle. "When we adopted him," says Wendy Ballard, Sparky's owner, "we tried to take a vacation and bring him along, but the welcome mat was yanked out from beneath us." That was in 1993.
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May 1, 2000
Quote: "If I was a fan, I'd have sat in the bleachers. You can see good from there." -- Former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, on a visit to retired Tiger Stadium before he was honored by the team at new Comerica Park It's a fact: Every Twins regular except Torii Hunter is on the All-Star ballot. Who's hot: Athletics rookie Adam Piatt is 8-for-19 since he was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento last Monday. Who's not: The White Sox's Bill Simas has blown two saves in two opportunities.
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By Kevin Cowherd and Kevin Cowherd,SUN STAFF | September 15, 1999
ROCKVILLE -- The first reaction to Ol' Sparky is priceless.They come sauntering into the cavernous game room in Dave & Buster's, the yuppie food and fun emporium at White Flint mall, and maybe they're sipping a Corona or savoring the Supreme Nachos they just knocked back when the sight stops them dead in their tracks.Dude, is that an electric chair?So they hurry over to investigate, because, tell you what, it sure looks like Ol' Sparky.It's got your spare oak design, your sturdy straight-from-Alcatraz functionality.
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By Buster Olney and Buster Olney,SUN STAFF | June 3, 1996
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Orioles manager Davey Johnson was sitting on the bench yesterday morning, his demeanor somewhat mournful, when Sparky Anderson appeared in the corner of the dugout.Johnson leapt to his feet. "Sparky!" Johnson said. "Come and tell me what I'm doing wrong."So Johnson and the former Cincinnati and Detroit manager chatted for about 15 minutes, a conversation that Johnson said made him feel much better."What really enlightened me is [Anderson said] he went a week or 10 days and never gave a sign," Johnson said.
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By Mitch Albom and By Mitch Albom,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | April 11, 1996
The old desk was gone. It was a dark, wooden thing, with coffee stains, scratches and a drawer that didn't work. If you pulled that drawer out, it fell in your lap. Never failed. Finally, after who knows how many years, Sparky Anderson unscrewed the handle. I guess he got tired of bruises on his knees.Still, year after year, that desk was there, in the manager's office of the Tiger Stadium clubhouse. It held Anderson's coffee cup, his lineup cards, his plate of spaghetti after the games, the ashtray for his pipe -- which, if you ask me, is how the desk got so scratched up, Sparky banging his pipe on it all the time.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | January 24, 1996
O.J., schmo-J. The real news today is the return of the best sports broadcaster on network TV.* "Dateline NBC" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) -- To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Challenger explosion, Jane Pauley interviews family members of several of the astronauts. They include June Scobee Rodgers, wife of Cmdr. Dick Scobee, and Grace Corrigan, mother of Christa McAuliffe. NBC.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WBFF, Channel 45) -- A retrospective look at the series' Top 25 moments includes glimpses at former cast members Shannen Doherty and Luke Perry.
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