"Talent makes the manager. You get all the talent out of your players that you can. That’s all that managing is. Getting every ounce out of them that you can. Tony LaRussa and Bobby Cox, I marvel at them. They’re really good. They get the most out of their talent, year after year after year."
Sparky could have been talking about himself, but of course he named others whom he admired.
George Lee "Sparky" Anderson, February 22, 1934 – November 4, 2010 RIP