(The Cardinal Nation Show) -- In an email just received by the show, the media relations staff of the St. Louis Cardinals advised us of the sad passing of Hall of Fame Baseball Manager Sparky Anderson. Anderson died today at his home in Thousand Oaks, California. He was 76 years old. Mr. Anderson died as a result of complications from dementia.
Mr. Anderson is survived by his wife, Carol; sons Lee and Albert; daughter Shirley Englebrecht; and nine grandchildren.
At the request of Mr. Anderson, there will be no funeral nor memorial service. The family requests all media inquiries to be directed to family spokesperson Dan Ewald.
The family also requests any donations be made to CATCH, Sparky's charity for children in Detroit, or the charity of one's choice.