Reds honor Anderson

Published 3:06 am Tuesday, March 1, 2011

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds have honored former Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, who died in November.

Anderson guided Cincinnati’s vaunted “Big Red Machine” to consecutive World Series titles in 1975 and 1976. The team played a video tribute honoring Anderson before its spring exhibition home opener on Monday against the Cleveland Indians and observed a moment of silence for him and Hall of Famer Duke Snider, who passed away on Sunday.

The Reds are wearing “Sparky” patches on the right sleeve of their jerseys.

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Anderson’s No. 10 has been spray painted on the grass along the third-base line of Goodyear Ballpark, opposite from where the Indians are honoring legendary pitcher Bob Feller, who died in December.

The teams share the ballpark for spring training games.w