Beloved Pittsburgh Pirates manager who led the team to a World Series victory in 1979.
He played baseball, basketball, and football at Shenango High School in New Castle, PA. The school's baseball field was renamed in his honor.
The Pirates bounced back from a 3-1 deficit in the World Series to win three straight games against the Baltimore Orioles.
His son Bruce Tanner also pitched in the majors, although he played for the White Sox.
Phil Garner, the NL manager of the 2006 All-Star game, invited him to be the ceremonial coach of the game.