Chuck Tanner

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Birthdate 7/4/1928
Death Date 2/11/2010
Debut Year 1955
Year of Induction
Teams Angels, Braves, Cubs, Indians, Pirates, White Sox
Positions Left Field, Manager, Pinch Hitter, Right Field

Remembered as the skipper of the We Are Family 1979 Pirates, Chuck Tanner also homered on the first pitch of his first at bat as a Major Leaguer.

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Willie Stargell earned the NL MVP while playing for Chuck Tanner's 1979 Pirates

Willie Stargell earned the NL MVP while playing for Chuck Tanner's 1979 Pirates

Willie Stargell slugged 475 homers and drove in 1,540 runs during his Hall of Fame career. The 7-time all star earned consideration in MVP balloting in 11 seasons, receiving the honor in 1979. Though it was not his finest statistical season, Stargell was the heartbeat of the World Series champs. Fan
Willie Stargell was inducted into Cooperstown on August 1, 1988

Willie Stargell was inducted into Cooperstown on August 1, 1988

Chuck Tanner managed four big league teams from 1970-1988. He’s best known for his nine years in Pittsburgh that began in 1977. The crowning moment of his managerial career came with the championship in 1979. The ’79 Pirates roster boasted four-time batting champ Bill Madlock, five-tool star Dave Parker, and

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