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Old 08-24-2006, 01:36 AM   #463
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Ok, Those Cheap Bastards select:

Willie Foster, P, Negro Leagues (Multiple teams)

A southpaw with a good fastball, devastating change-up, and pinpoint control, William Hendrick Foster (Rube Foster's half-brother) was one of the best pitchers in the original Negro National League for much of its 12-year existence. On the last day of the 1926 season, he won both ends of a crucial doubleheader to clinch the pennant for the Chicago American Giants; then, in the ensuing World Series, he posted a 1.27 ERA. He was the leading vote-getter and winning pitcher in the inaugural East-West All-Star Game in 1933.

"All the years I played, I never got a hit off him. He threw fire."
— Buck Leonard


Sparky Anderson, Manager, Reds/Tigers

Post-Season: 1970 NLCS, 1970 World Series, 1972 NLCS, 1972 World Series, 1973 NLCS, 1975 NLCS, 1975 World Series, 1976 NLCS, 1984 ALCS, 1984 World Series, 1987 ALCS
Awards: Manager of the Year: 1984 and 1987; Named Manager of the Year by The Sporting News in 1987.

Known for his jovial disposition, George “Sparky” Anderson is the only manager in history to have won World Series championships in both the American and National leagues. His career totals include 2,194 victories, the third most in major league history, two Manager of the Year awards, five league pennants and three World Series crowns. His heavy use of the bullpen staff earned him the nickname “Captain Hook,” but this practice has now become the standard for Major League Baseball.

"Sparky's got style and charisma and knows how to manage and get the best out of his players."
— Champ Summers
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