Remembering my friend Sparky:
Here is my story that aired last night on 790 KABC as part of the Lasorda at His Best series presented by Skechers:
I managed the Dodgers for 20 seasons and faced a lot of great managers. But the one I hated to face was Sparky Anderson. It was tough because I loved Sparky. We were great friends and I played with him for about four years.
He was one of the greatest managers in the history of baseball. I admired him. I respected him. Our friendship lasted until the day he died.
I have to say to all the baseball fans all over America and maybe all over the world, Sparky Anderson was one of the greatest managers in all of baseball and he was my friend.