June 24th, 2011

Sparky’s ceremony set for 12:45 Sunday

Waiting on a final list of former players expected to attend, but the Tigers announced that the Sparky Anderson #11 retirement ceremony on Sunday will start at 12:45 p.m. ET ahead of the 1:05 game time. His three children and their spouses will be there, as well two grandchildren and one nephew. Owner Mike Ilitch and team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski will also take part, representing the team.

Dan Dickerson will emcee the ceremonies.

The Tigers will also start selling the Sparky Anderson memorial patch at the Tigers retail shops at the ballpark. Price is $11, with proceeds going to CATCH, the charity Sparky founded in 1987 to help improve quality of life for kids receiving care at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and Henry Ford Hospital.