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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparky exemplifies class and dignity
As a lifelong Detroit Tiger fan and Michigan resident, the stories and messages that Sparky conveyed typify what the people of Detroit, Cincinnati, and Thousand Oaks California knew all along. Sparky is truly a class act who "walks the walk." His lessons and stories transcend baseball and touch upon something rare in professional sports: Class and...
Published on August 24, 1998

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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD GUY SPARKY
I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THIS BOOK, BUT IT WASN'T WHAT I EXPECTED OR WANTED TO READ ABOUT. I WANTED TO READ ABOUT HIS GREAT CAREER IN BASBALL, BUT WHAT I GOT WAS OVER 200 PAGES OF WHAT A GREAT GUY SPARKY IS AND A LESSON IN HUMILITY, DIGNITY AND HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE IN GENERAL. SPARKY COMES ACROSS AS TRULY BEING A VERY SINCERE AND HONEST MAN. I BELIEVE HE REALLY IS A GOOD...
Published on December 28, 2001


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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD GUY SPARKY, December 28, 2001
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I REALLY WANTED TO LIKE THIS BOOK, BUT IT WASN'T WHAT I EXPECTED OR WANTED TO READ ABOUT. I WANTED TO READ ABOUT HIS GREAT CAREER IN BASBALL, BUT WHAT I GOT WAS OVER 200 PAGES OF WHAT A GREAT GUY SPARKY IS AND A LESSON IN HUMILITY, DIGNITY AND HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE IN GENERAL. SPARKY COMES ACROSS AS TRULY BEING A VERY SINCERE AND HONEST MAN. I BELIEVE HE REALLY IS A GOOD PERSON AND AND A GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE. HE HAS DONE MUCH CHARITY WORK AND IS A VERY GIVING INDIVIDUAL. TO SPEND MUCH OF THE BOOK TELLING ABOUT THIS WAS NOT WHAT I BOUGHT IT FOR. IF YOU TRULY WANT TO FIND OUT ABOUT SPARKY THE PERSON THEN THIS IS FOR YOU. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO WANT A LOT OF BASEBALL STORIES AND NOSTALGIA THEN YOU WILL BE DISAPPOINTED.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sparky exemplifies class and dignity, August 24, 1998
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This review is from: They Call Me Sparky (Hardcover)
As a lifelong Detroit Tiger fan and Michigan resident, the stories and messages that Sparky conveyed typify what the people of Detroit, Cincinnati, and Thousand Oaks California knew all along. Sparky is truly a class act who "walks the walk." His lessons and stories transcend baseball and touch upon something rare in professional sports: Class and Dignity.
I can only speak for Detroit when I say that the Sparky that is portrayed in "They Call Me Sparky" is the same Sparky whose efforts with C.A.T.C.H. are still benefitting Children's Hospital.
Any person who deals with people on a day to day basis can take away from this book many of the same interpersonal lessons taught in a Dale Carnegie course.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, January 10, 2011
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Every CEO, teacher, and school administrator should read this book. Mr. Anderson continually stresses the importance of how you conduct yourself and how you treat people. If you want to be a true inspiration to others, then read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!, January 17, 2014
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This book was a gift for one of my sons--we are a family of HUGE sports' fans. Sparky was before his time, but being a baseball fanatic, he knew about him. He couldn't put this down---read it in one sitting!! He is currently passing it around to his dad, then brothers, who all can't wait for their turn!!
Gommy of 6
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good book, November 13, 2011
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This might not satisfy you on all levels, but you don't buy this book unless you are a Sparky fan, so it is a must have. Sparky was the man, and this is a good book to pick up every now and then and flip through for a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Baseball Legend, December 8, 2010
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Sparky Anderson is a true baseball hero, more managers should aspire to be like him. Love of the game, not love of money...wish I had known him personally.
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3.0 out of 5 stars just like the man, August 29, 2014
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The book was a very complex book,just like the man.
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1.0 out of 5 stars I Love Sparky(But not this book), April 4, 2007
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I was very disappointed with this book. I love Sparky but I don't really need a lesson on how to treat people,Mom did a fine job with that. This book tells you very little about his amazing career. Instead Sparky tells you something on how to behave and then the author promptly repeats it. If you are trying to figure out how to raise a kid then by all means buy this book. If you are looking for information about Sparky's baseball career save your money.
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They Call Me Sparky by Sparky Anderson (Hardcover - April 1998)
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