By Jason Beck / MLB.com
DETROIT — Not everyone has a Sparky Anderson story. Everyone seems to have something they learned from him, and more than just baseball strategy or work ethic. It generally revolves around the same idea.
“It’s not rocket science, as he used to put it,” former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry said. “It’s just to treat people like you would want to be treated. That’s pretty easy.”
On Sunday, the Tigers gave Anderson the treatment he deserved, retiring the Hall of Fame manager’s number 11 in an emotional pregame ceremony capped with the unveiling of his name and number along the brick wall beyond right field at Comerica Park
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