Tigers retire Sparky Anderson’s number

The Detroit Tigers have retired former manager Sparky Anderson's No. 11. The Tigers honored Anderson before Sunday's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a ceremony that included a video tribute and appearances by members of Anderson's family. Anderson died last November. He managed Detroit to the World Series title in 1984, and members of that team were on hand Sunday, including Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson and Arizona bench coach Alan Trammell. The Tigers have taken other steps to honor Anderson this season. A flag with his name on it flies beyond the outfield fence, and the team has been wearing patches with his name. (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)