Sparky Anderson Stats

Sparky Anderson was born on Thursday, February 22, 1934, in Bridgewater, South Dakota. Anderson was 25 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 10, 1959, with the Philadelphia Phillies. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Sparky Anderson baseball stats page.

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Sparky Anderson Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#460)

Sparky Anderson Autograph on a 1981 Fleer (#460)

Career
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Wild Card
Division
LCS
World Series
Birth Name:
George Lee Anderson
Nickname:
Captain Hook or Sparky
Born On:
02-22-1934  (Pisces)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Bridgewater, South Dakota
Year of Death Data Died On:
11-04-2010 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Thousand Oaks, California
Cemetery:
Cremated
High School:
Dorsey High School (Los Angeles, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-09
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
04-10-1959 (Age 25)
Last Game:
09-27-1959
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Sparky Anderson Pitching Stats

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Sparky Anderson Hitting Stats

1959 25 Phillies 152 477 42 104 9 3 0 0 34 42 1 53 5 2 1 15 .218 .282 .249
1 Year 152 477 42 104 9 3 0 0 34 42 1 53 5 2 1 15 .218 .282 .249

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Sparky Anderson Fielding Stats

1959 Phillies 2B 152 145 3,734 758 5.0 746 343 403 12 70 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.39
2B Totals 152 145 3,734 758 5.0 746 343 403 12 70 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.39
1 Year 152 145 3,734 758 5.0 746 343 403 12 70 n/a n/a n/a .984 5.39

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Sparky Anderson Miscellaneous Stats

1959 Phillies 6 9 .400 0 2 n/a 0.0 9.0 14.0 - - -
1 Year 6 9 .400 0 2 n/a 0.0 9.0 14.0 - - -

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Sparky Anderson Miscellaneous Items of Interest

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