Chuck Tanner

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Birthday
4, 1928
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 11, 2011 (82)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1928
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Feb 11, 2011 (82)

About

Beloved Pittsburgh Pirates manager who led the team to a World Series victory in 1979.

Before Fame

He played baseball, basketball, and football at Shenango High School in New Castle, PA. The school's baseball field was renamed in his honor.

Trivia

The Pirates bounced back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win three straight games against the Baltimore Orioles.

Family Life

His son Bruce Tanner also pitched in the majors, although he played for the White Sox.

Associated With

Phil Garner, the NL manager of the 2006 All-Star game, invited him to be the ceremonial coach of the game.