Before Pittsburgh was InsolvenCity, before juveniles led city government, before Kevin McClatchy and Tom Murphy hijacked the Pittsburgh National League Baseball Club and pawned it to a paltry crew of scurvious bandits, the Pirates were a glorious franchise, a community treasure worthy of support through thick and thin.
Chuck Tanner was a substantial element of the glory. Tanner turned the first pitch he saw as a big-league batter into a home run, and maintained a championship standard throughout the next half-century without compromising his character. Smooth sailing, skipper.
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