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Question 1: After the season, Anderson won the first of his two ________ with the Tigers.
2008 Major League Baseball seasonManager of the Year AwardMajor League Baseball Rookie of the Year AwardMajor League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

Question 2: It was there that Leafs owner ________ spotted Anderson's leadership qualities and encouraged him to pursue a career in managing.
Los Angeles LakersWashington RedskinsFedExFieldJack Kent Cooke

Question 3: Boulevard Park • Bennett Park • Tiger Stadium • ________
Spring Training: Plant FieldBosse FieldHenley FieldJoker Marchant Stadium
Detroit TigersComerica Park2006 World Series2006 American League Division Series

Question 4: Anderson moved on to the young ________ after being hired as their new manager on June 14, 1979.
Sparky AndersonDetroit Tigers all-time rosterWest Michigan WhitecapsDetroit Tigers

Question 5: The Tigers became a winning club almost immediately, but did not get into contention until 1983, when they finished second to the ________.
Baltimore Orioles all-time rosterDavey JohnsonBaltimore OriolesBowie Baysox

Question 6: In 1979, Sparky guest-starred as himself on an episode of (appropriately enough) ________.
Gilligan's IslandBailey QuartersWKRP in CincinnatiThe New WKRP in Cincinnati

Question 7: He declared ________ "the next Mickey Mantle", which he later acknowledged may have put too much pressure on Gibson early in his career.
Dave ParkerBarry BondsAlbert PujolsKirk Gibson

Question 8: They swept the ________ in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and then beat the San Diego Padres in five games in the World Series for Anderson's third world title.
Kansas City Royals all-time roster2010 Kansas City Royals season2008 Kansas City Royals seasonKansas City Royals

Question 9: A day in his honor was also held at Detroit's ________ during the 2000 season.
Tiger Stadium (Detroit)2006 World SeriesDetroit TigersComerica Park

Question 10: George Lee "Sparky" Anderson (born February 22, 1934 in Bridgewater, South Dakota) is a former ________ manager.
American LeagueNational LeagueBaseball awardsMajor League Baseball







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