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The Passing of a Legend - Sparky Anderson

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 23, 2011 @ 03:30 AM

Novmeber 6, 2010 - I was saddened to learn earlier this week that Sparky Anderson had been placed in hospice care and then learned that he had passed away on Thursday. Sparky will forever be tied to some of my greatest childhood memories. Growing up in Central Indiana in the 70's, we spent many a weekend in Cincinnati rooting on Sparky's Big Red Machine.

It's those memories, the love of baseball, and my family that ultimately lead me to start Big League Tours. The formula was developed back in the 70aking family tours over long weekends, sitting in great seats, meeting ballplayers, staying in the heart of the city - those were things that I remembered the most from my childhood baseball road trips and things that we'll always include on our travel packages at Big League Tours.

So here's to Sparky and the team he lead for inspiring me to create a business that will hopefully endear another generation, in some small way, to the game that he contributed so much to. Thanks for the memories, Sparky. You will be missed but never forgotten.

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