Death of Chuck Tanner

July 4, 1929 - February 11, 2011
New Castle, Pennsylvania

Former Pirates manager dies at 82
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chuck Tanner, the relentlessly upbeat manager who led the "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates in 1979 to one of the greatest comebacks in World Series history, died Friday after a long illness. He was 82.

He died at his home in his hometown of New Castle, Pa., where he had been in hospice care.

"In baseball, we will remember his eternal optimism and his passion for the game," Tanner's son, Bruce, said in a statement.

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