About the Author
George Cantor is a veteran Detroit journalist who worked as a sportswriter, news columnist, and editor at the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News for 40 years. He covered the Tigers during their championship season of 1968 and is the author of several books on baseball and college football, including Michigan Football: Yesterday and Today.
After leading the Cincinnati Reds to two world championships, George Sparky Anderson became the manager of the Tigers in 1979, then guided them to a World Series victory in 1984. Anderson was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.