Lions' Lewand on death of Sparky Anderson
ALLEN PARK -- Lions president Tom Lewand issued a statement on the death of Sparky Anderson who died today at the age of 76.
“On behalf of the William Clay Ford family and the Detroit Lions organization we extend our deepest sympathies to the Anderson family, the Detroit Tigers and the legions of Sparky Anderson fans in Detroit and across the country.
“Detroit has lost one of its most beloved and iconic sports figures. Sparky's Hall of Fame accomplishments on the field rank him as one of baseball's all-time greats. But it is his work off the field and how he touched people in our community that will truly leave a lasting legacy.’’