CHUCK TANNER

Game 198 | September 1, 1971 | Chuck Tanner
After a solid career as a major league outfielder, Tanner got the first of four major league managing jobs with the Chicago White Sox in 1970. He managed there for six seasons before moving to the Oakland A's. From Oakland, he went to the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he had his greatest success, leading them to a World Series title in 1979. He was traded by A's owner Charles Finley to Pittsburgh in exchange for catcher Manny Sanguillen.


Game 247 | September 14, 1976| Chuck Tanner
Charles Finley hired Tanner to manage his Oakland A's before the start of the 1976 season. With blazing speed from the likes of Bert Campaneris, Bill North and Don Baylor, Tanner turned the A's into a running team, stealing a major league record 341 bases. When the A's lost out to Kansas City that season, the impatient Finley traded Tanner to Pittsburgh for catcher Manny Sanguillen.


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