Chuck Tanner

Birthdate 7/4/1924
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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Chuck Tanner weighs in on managing Willie Stargell

Chuck Tanner weighs in on managing Willie Stargell

The manager of the 1979 championship Pirate team, Chuck Tanner piloted Pittsburgh through Willie Stargell’s final six seasons. In this handwritten letter Tanner writes, “Willie was the leader of our team on the field and off the field. He was like a 10 diamond karat ring on your finger to manage
Invitation to Willie Stargell's HoF plaque dedication

Invitation to Willie Stargell's HoF plaque dedication

Willie Stargell was inducted into the Hall of Fame after hitting .282 with 2,232 hits, 423 doubles, 475 homers and 1,540 runs batting in during his 21-year career with the Pirates. Shown here is an invitation to the dedication of Stargell’s Hall of Fame plaque on July 31, 1988. Stargell has added

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