Biographical

Portrait of Sparky Anderson

Sparky Anderson 2BPhillies

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 527 .218 .282 .249 .209 -1.5
Birth Date2-22-1934
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1959 PHI 25 152 527 477 42 104 9 3 0 119 42 53 1 2 5 34 6 9 .218 .282 .249 .209 -10.4 -4.4 -1.5
Career1525274774210493011942531253469.218.282.249.209-10.4-4.4-1.5

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1959 PHI MLB 152 527 .209 .258 .318 .402 .261 .244 101 -27.2 14.5 -0.7 -4.4 0.9 -10.4 -1.5 -10.4 -1.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1959 PHI MLB 527 42 104 9 3 0 34 42 53 6 9 .218 .282 .249 .031 .209 -10.4 -4.4 -1.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status

Details

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
The Lineup Card: Nine of the Worst Postseason Managerial DecisionsBaseball Prospectus2014-10-09
Baseball ProGUESTus: When Good Things Come in Three YearsChad Finn2013-04-17
Pebble Hunting: The Evolution of World Series CelebrationsSam Miller2013-03-14
Baseball ProGUESTus: Paul Richards, Maker of Major-League ManagersJonathan Bernstein2013-02-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Fantabulous Rap ExtravaganzaSam Miller2013-01-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWestern Front: Pacific SurflinerGeoff Young2013-01-22
Wezen-Ball: Through the Years: Jack MorrisLarry Granillo2013-01-09
In A Pickle: That Blank ExpressionJason Wojciechowski2013-01-03
The BP Wayback Machine: The Gift of KuhnSteven Goldman2012-11-20
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, September 18Daniel Rathman2012-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessInside The Park: About Big Threes in BaseballBradford Doolittle2012-05-24
Prospectus Hit and Run: Sizzling StartsJay Jaffe2012-04-18
The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2011-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of LeoSteven Goldman2011-11-04
The Lineup Card: 9 World Series Heroes: The Year AfterBaseball Prospectus2011-11-03
Baseball ProGUESTus: Silly Goose: Mariano Rivera and the Myth of the Seven-Out SaveKevin Baker2011-10-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Leyland's Cooperstown CaseJay Jaffe2011-10-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Stuck in the Middle with YouJay Jaffe2011-07-25
Wezen-Ball: Numbers That Should Be RetiredLarry Granillo2011-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: AL: Welcome to the PartyJay Jaffe2011-06-29
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 6/27John Perrotto2011-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Broadside: Those Who Refuse to Learn From the Past are Condemned to Become Joe GirardiSteven Goldman2011-06-01
The BP Broadside: The Annotated WARP Leaders II: Did Ernie Banks Write the Book of Love?Steven Goldman2011-05-25
Wezen-Ball: The Passing of a GreatLarry Granillo2011-05-18
Wezen-Ball: The #42 QuestionLarry Granillo2011-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessPurpose Pitches: A Dozen New SkippersChristina Kahrl2011-02-09
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Reflecting on Trevor HoffmanJohn Perrotto2011-01-14
Another Look: The All-Non-Hall of Fame TeamBob Hertzel2011-01-12
Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a CrossroadsBradford Doolittle2010-12-08
Prospectus Hit and Run: Billy and GeorgeJay Jaffe2010-11-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Examining The Expansion Era Hall of Fame BallotJay Jaffe2010-11-10
Another Look: The Joe Morgan TradeBob Hertzel2010-11-09
Another Look: Kirk Gibson's HomerBob Hertzel2010-10-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: LCS Day Three RecapChristina Kahrl2010-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Year-End AwardsJohn Perrotto2010-10-01
Prospectus Q&A: Dave Niehaus and Rick RizzsDavid Laurila2010-09-10
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Perspective: The La Russa-Rasmus FeudSteven Goldman2010-09-06
Prospectus Q&A: On Trammell and WhitakerDavid Laurila2010-08-13
You Can Blog It Up: Yunel Escobar and the Bobby Cox All-StarsSteven Goldman2010-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Remembering Donald DavidsonBob Hertzel2010-06-29
BP Unfiltered: This Week in Minor League History: June 14 - June 20Geoff Young2010-06-19
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Pitchers Who FizzledBob Hertzel2010-06-15
Transaction Action: Remembering The KidChristina Kahrl2010-06-04
You Can Blog It Up: DPOTD: Worst Hitting with John Gochnaur vs. Julio Borbon, plus Minors Players as Majors ManagersSteven Goldman2010-05-22
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Sparky Anderson Bob Hertzel2010-05-11
This article requires BP Premium accessAnother Look: Clemente's Last HitBob Hertzel2010-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessOne-Hoppers: Tiger ToppersJay Jaffe2010-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Three-Way FunChristina Kahrl2009-12-08
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Lest We ForgetSteven Goldman2009-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Moves and GroovesChristina Kahrl2009-06-23
Game Story: Twins versus Sox, May 20Christina Kahrl2009-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Ross GrimsleyDavid Laurila2009-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Rob DeerDavid Laurila2009-04-12
This article requires BP Premium accessLeading Off: Bop 'Til You Drop Up Top?Christina Kahrl2009-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The All-A EditionChristina Kahrl2009-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Gene TenaceDavid Laurila2008-10-26
Prospectus Q&A: Travis FrymanDavid Laurila2008-08-03
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Bob MelvinDavid Laurila2008-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Hit Second and Like ItSteven Goldman2008-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL East Rosters ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Greg RhodesDavid Laurila2008-01-07
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: Dave TrembleyDavid Laurila2007-09-09
Prospectus Q&A: Darnell ColesDavid Laurila2007-07-15
Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?: Pinch Running in the Last 50 YearsBrandon Isleib2007-04-10
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: The Price of ContentmentDan Fox2007-03-29
Schrodinger's Bat: Double Steals And MoreDan Fox2007-03-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Column ReversersJim Baker2007-02-09
World Series Prospectus: Fire Up the Wayback MachineChristina Kahrl2006-10-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
The Jack Morris Project: Does Jack Morris Belong in the Hall of Fame?Joe Sheehan2003-04-24
The Daily Prospectus: Things To Do in the Off-Season When You're BoredDerek Zumsteg2002-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Anaheim Angels vs. Minnesota TwinsChristina Kahrl2002-10-08
Transaction Analysis: March 26-30, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-02


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your opinion of Dave Dombrowski? His deal is up after '11. Do GM's go into seasons as a lame duck often or is an extension looming? Thanks.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
It's pretty hard to denigrate the job Dombrowski has done. He walked into a real disaster zone and got the club to the World Series. We just ticked off some of the mistakes that Omar Minaya has made, but how many of those contracts has Dombrowski handed out? The Magglio Ordonez deal gets criticized, but how bad has Ordonez been? Bonderman imploded, but he was signed coming off a good year at 23. The Carlos Guillen deal was questionable at the time (2007) and you would have liked to see them being more aggressive in searching for a catcher this year. Overall, though, I think he'll be back if he wants to be. The only question is, if, as Sparky Anderson suggested about certain managerial firings, "They just get sick of seeing you." We don't know about those relationships, obviously. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have you read "The Machine" by Joe Posnanski? I'm half way through and it is a good Spring Training baseball read.
(Vladimir Ashkenazy from Cincinnati)
I have, and I enjoyed it, because it was a great way of remembering players--and a skipper--now recognized as all-time greats for who they were when they were great. The observations about Pete Rose or Sparky Anderson or Gary Nolan are wonderful; I had no idea Ken Griffey Sr. was quite so bitter. I'd have liked a little more substantive performance analysis, but you might properly call me a snob on that score; Joe wrote a fun and necessary book that does an excellent job of putting you in that time and place, and gives several players we might have thought we knew their proper due. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-16 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who on the top 100 has the best chance of frustrating as badly as Chris Pittaro (shaking fist at Sparky Anderson). And even though no one else seems to be playing the president game, I'll throw out that I think LBJ might be the best president in my lifetime (born in 68).
(jnewfry from Chicago)
Of guys in the Top 50, gimme biggest bust score to Greg Halman. (Kevin Goldstein)


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