All posts tagged "Chuck Tanner"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 4

    The nation’s birthday is also a popular day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays. We have seven former players, one current player and one manager. We also have one trade to mention as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland that looks back 110 years ago. The Transaction On this date in...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win -1980

    Though there were excellent signs of improvement in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not close to contention. Next year, though, we might reasonably expect them to return to mediocrity. That’s right: I’m expecting 82 wins next year. The Pirates inability to even achieve mediocrity has been well documented. The current streak of...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: November 5

    Going to go a little different today and go with all transactions on this date, starting with the one that brought the Pittsburgh Pirates their last manager to win a World Series title. On this date in 1976 the Pirates traded catcher Manny Sanguillen to the Oakland A’s in exchange for Chuck...

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