Today, a quote from the greatest manager in Reds history, one George “Sparky” Anderson.

“Most managers think winning creates chemistry. I think chemistry creates winning.”—Sparky Anderson

Interesting quote from the manager of our great dynasty, the Big Red Machine, from the 1970s. It’s said by many that the end of the dynasty began with the trade of Tony Perez, which disrupted the Reds’ clubhouse chemistry. Others say the decline was due to the deterioration of the Reds’ pitching staff. Whatever the case, one of the reasons stated for Anderson’s firing as Reds manager was because he was too “low-key” with some of his players.

Source was the book “The Wisdom of Old-Time Baseball” compiled and edited by Criswell Freeman.