Although Chuck Tanner never managed a game at Pittsburgh’s beautiful PNC Park – he attended many games there and enjoyed its success in Pirate history. The north shore sports facility – often consider the best in all of major league baseball, opened it’s doors in the spring of 2000. Last season, the Pittsburgh Pirates drew 2,450,000 loyal Bucco fans – the largest single season attendance in franchise history.
Four award winners were announced on September 30 – with the MLB Manager of the Year Award to be selected and announced the day after the regular MLB season ends.
- Kevin McClatchy – Past Owner, Pittsburgh Pirates (Lifetime Achievement Award)
- Ray Searage – Pitching Coach, Pittsburgh Pirates (Chuck Tanner Memorial Award)
- Judy Carpenter-Barada – Director of Major League Administration, St. Louis Cardinals Woman In Baseball Award)
- Chase Rowe – Manager, LaRoche College Baseball Team (Collegiate Coach of the Year Award)
For the complete 9.30.15 news release, go to the News & Special Events page http://www.chucktannerbanquet.com/news—special-events.html
Former Pirate pitching ace Kent Tekulve who played under Tanner and himself a past winner of the Tanner Lifetime Achievement Award, will be serving as the 2015 Chuck Tanner Banquet “Honorary Chairperson”.
Along with our standard award winners, this year’s banquet will also be honoring many of the people who helped make PNC Park a reality – and we want you to be there with us on November 14th. Mark your calendar now and plan on joining us for a night of great baseball fun and memories.