Chuck Tanner

1929-2011 (Age 82)

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Chuck was truly a gentleman. We saw him all the time at the restaurant. We do miss you.

I remember watching the 1979 World Series with my dad. I was so impressed with Chuck Tanner's grace and humility as I watched Pittsburgh take the championship. Thanks for the memories Mr. Tanner. My dad is 87 now and we still talk about that series and what a great guy you are.

I am displace pittsburgh sports fan for life no matter where i live the burgh will hold a special place in my heart for sports
lets all sign for chuck we are family i got all my sisters with me. 79 will always be the biggest pirates year beside loosing roberto clemente
rip chuck

A big part of my childhood was watching the Pirates as often as possible and the fondness I had for him as the manager. As an adult, there was always warmth felt whenever he would be seen at a Pirates game. Thanks for 79' Chuck and the many enjoyable years in Pittsburgh.

Sympathy & kindest regards to the Tanner family & very many friends wherever they may be. Chuck Tanner was always one class act whom we will never forget. God bless one & all. Take care.

i have read all the messages,i probably knew chuck( we called him lefty in school) longer than most,we went to high school ( shenango)together,when he came home from his off season i was still in school & he would come to high school,play catch with me & give me some good baseball advice,i pitched for the team,he was always there for me & others.lot of people out there didn't know chuck was a basketball & football star in high school.i met his son bruce & wife in ca. when...

My sincere condolence to the Tanner Family. Chuck was my manager when I played for the 1964 Quad City Angels in Davenport Iowa. He was loved by his players and fans in Davenport. His influence on me at 21 years old contributed to my successful career after baseball.

Bill Mette ( Merritt Island, Fl)

Chuck spoke at the 50th anniversary celebration of the 1957 world champion Milwaukee Braves, held in Milwaukee in 2007. He was so humble and sincere. We old-time Braves fans will never forget him.

Bob Buege, Milwaukee, WI

Bruce and Tanner Family,
So sorry for your loss. A true Spokesman for Baseball,the Pirates and the City of New Castle. Eternal peace. May God grant you and your family comfort.

Rick & Renee Parry
West Palm Beach, Florida


Chuck's Obituary

Former Oakland A's manager Chuck Tanner, who became the first manager in major league history to be traded for a player, died Friday, Feb. 11. He was 82.Tanner was traded to Pittsburgh and later led the Pirates to the 1979 World Series title. The Pirates said Tanner's family informed them of his...

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