Offered for sale is a 1972 game used Chuck Tanner Chicago White Sox Road Jersey certified as all authentic by MEARS. Chuck was the manager who helped lead the resurgence of the White Sox in the early 1970’s’ teams with players like Richie “Dick” Allen, Bill Melton, Wilbur Wood, Goose Gossage, Carlos May, Ed Herrmann, and many others. This jersey is all intact and original – rare for a White Sox jersey from this period. Even the piping on the jersey is intact which usually unravels over time. Nice even wear throughout. Charles Chuck Tanner also took the “We are Family” Pittsburgh Pirates to the 1979 World Series Championship. Tanner is best known as a manager, having managed four teams from 1970 to 1988. His overall managerial record was 1,3521,381 in 17 full seasons and parts of two others. Tanner would spend his entire Minor League managing career in the Angels’ system. In 1963, Tanner began his managerial career with the single-A Quad Cities Angels. In the Midwest League. To 98 wins in 146 games and a Pacific Coast League. In late September, he received his first major league managing assignment guiding the Chicago White Sox. For the final 16 games of the season after the firing of manager Don Gutteridge. And interim manager Bill Adair. With the White Sox, Tanner managed such star players as Wilbur Wood. And the temperamental Dick Allen. His most successful season with the Sox came in 1972, when he managed them to a close second-place finish behind the eventual World Series champion Oakland Athletics. In the American League (AL) Western Division. The pitching staff was led by 24-game winner Wood, whom Tanner had converted from a reliever to a starter. Tanner was voted that year’s The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. He also converted Rich “Goose” Gossage. From a starting pitcher to a reliever, a role that would lead Gossage to the Hall of Fame. Tanner managed the Sox until 1975, when he was fired and replaced by Paul Richards. He finished his White Sox career with a record of 401 wins and 414 losses. After firing Alvin Dark. Following Oakland’s three-game sweep at the hands Boston Red Sox. In the 1975 AL Championship Series. Hired Tanner on 19 December 1975 to manage the A’s. With speedy players such as Bert Campaneris. Tanner made the A’s into a running team, stealing an AL league-record 341 bases. Eight players had 20 or more steals, including 51 by pinch runners. (who only came to the plate 30 times) and Larry Lintz. (who had one at-bat all season). However, the days of the juggernaut A’s of Reggie Jackson. Had passed with the coming of free agency. And Tanner’s switch to small-ball couldn’t prop up a crumbling dynasty as the team finished second in the AL West. Games behind the Kansas City Royals. He finished his Athletics career with a record of 87 wins and 74 losses. Before the 1977 season, the A’s were in the process of trading off many of their stars of the great team that won three straight championships from 1972 to 1974. Part of the sell-off was the trading of Tanner’s services to the Pittsburgh Pirates. For an aging Manny Sanguillén. This was the second instance in major-league history where a manager has been part of a baseball trade Joe Gordon. Were traded for each other in the 1960s; Lou Piniella. Of the Seattle Mariners. Was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Almost 30 years later. However, Sanguillén would be traded back to the Pirates, reunited with Tanner in 1978. He reached the pinnacle of his managerial career in 1979 as the skipper of the Pirates’ 1979 World Series. The team included future Hall of Famers, first baseman Willie Stargell. And pitcher Bert Blyleven. Along with curmudgeonly stars like third baseman Bill Madlock. And outfielder Dave Parker. Tanner guided the team together, and the players selected the Sister Sledge. Hit We Are Family. As their theme song. The Pirates were able to win the World Series after falling behind three games to one to the Baltimore Orioles. Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson. Wrote of the Pirates, They do everything with abandon, because that’s the way Chuck Tanner wants it. He’s an aggressive manager, a manager who doesnt go by the book. That’s why Pittsburgh is such an exciting team. 1979 would be Tanner’s only divisional winner as a manager. Tanner’s next few teams would not match his 1979 World Series winner as the 1985 Pittsburgh Drug Trials. Showed that serious drug problems beset the teamarguably the worst of any major league team. The most famous Pirate affected by his usage was Parker, whose cocaine habit punched a hole in his offensive production in the middle of his careerpossibly costing him a chance at Cooperstown. Had it much worse; his cocaine habit ultimately forced him out of baseball in 1988 and cost him his life in 1992. Following five years of mediocre seasons in which the Pirates neither lost nor won no more than 84 games, but only finished as high as second place in the division once, Tanner was fired following a 104-loss season in 1985. He finished his Pirates career with a record of 711 wins and 685 losses. Tanner was hired by the Atlanta Braves. Prior to the 1986 season, but his teams would continue to muddle along near the bottom of their divisionfinishing last and second to last in the NL West in his two full seasons. Following a 1227 start to the 1988 season, Tanner was fired by the Braves and replaced by Russ Nixon. He finished his Braves career with a record of 153 wins and 208 losses. After spending five seasons as a special assistant to the general manager. Of the Cleveland Indians. Tanner was named a senior advisor to new Pittsburgh Pirates. In the autumn of 2007. In 2006, he was invited to be a coach in the 2006 All Star game. By NL manager Phil Garner. Who had played for both the A’s and the Pirates during Tanner’s tenure as manager. Prior to the start of the game, Tanner threw out the ceremonial first pitch. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began the Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Award. For the first three years, the award was given to a manager in Major League Baseball. In 2010, a second award was presented to the “Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year”; the original award was renamed the “Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award”. The item “1972 game used Chuck Tanner Chicago White Sox Road Jersey MEARS LOA” is in sale since Tuesday, January 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Game Used Memorabilia\Baseball-MLB\Jerseys”. The seller is “palehose1″ and is located in Palos Park, Illinois. 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