Top 3 Pirates Managers of all time (1891-2012)

1.       Fred Clarke (1900-1915)

Fred Clarke began managing the Pirates in 1900 after their move to the National League.  His 1422 victories and 969 losses are the most of any Pirates managers of all time in both categories.  He as well was the longest tenured manager in Pittsburgh’s long history at 16 seasons.  Clarke was a player manager and in 1909 managed the Pirates to their first ever World Series Title, defeating Ty Cobb and the Detroit Tigers.

2.       Danny Murtaugh (1957-1964, 1967, 1970-1971, 1973-76)

The only Pirates manager to serve four separate terms, Danny Murtaugh was one of the best baseball has ever seen.  Originally retiring in 1964 from health problems, he took a front office job mainly evaluating players.  When interim manager Harry Walker was fired during the 1967 season Murtaugh was essentially forced into the managerial spot for the season before returning to his front office job.  Murtaugh regained control of the team after the 1969 season and helped guide the Pirates to the 1971 World Series title, making this the second one he was responsible for (1960) and the only Pirates manager to ever win multiple titles with the team.

3.       Chuck Tanner (1977-1985)

Chuck Tanner was, at the time, one of only two managers ever who had been a part of a trade for a player.  After managing the Oakland Athletics to 3 consecutive World Championships Tanner’s services were traded to the Pirates for Manny Sanguillen.  After falling behind 3 games to 1 to the Baltimore Orioles in the 1979 World Series, Tanner managed the Pirates to an improbable series comeback; once again bringing the World Series Championship to Pittsburgh.  Tanner now serves as an adviser to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington.


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