August 21, 1995 in Sports

Paper Forecasts End For Sparky

Associated Press

Detroit Tigers manager Sparky Anderson will resign from the team he has led for 17 years at the end of this season, The Detroit News reported Sunday.

Though his future is unclear, retirement is not Anderson’s goal, columnist Joe Falls wrote.

“He knows the time has come to move on and he intends to do it with class. No crying. No recriminations. Nothing,” Falls wrote.

The story did not quote Anderson or name a source for the news.

Anderson denied he had made the final decision to leave prior to the Tigers’ 8-7 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday at Tiger Stadium.

“Nobody will know until the season is over,” he said.

Anderson, 61, may seek to manage another team, take a year off or become a consultant to Tigers president John McHale, the report said.

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