Charles William “Chuck” Tanner (July 4, 1928 – February 11, 2011) was a left fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He was known for his unwavering confidence and infectious optimism. He managed the Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series championship in 1979. He last served as a senior adviser to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. Enjoy Chuck Tanner’s best quotes below.
“There are three secrets to managing. The first secret is have patience. The second is be patient. And the third most important secret is patience.”
“I don’t think a manager should be judged by whether he wins the pennant, but by whether he gets the most out of the twenty-five men he’s been given.”
“It’s hard to win a pennant, but it’s harder to lose one.”
“You can have money piled to the ceiling but the size of your funeral is still going to depend on the weather.”
“Having Willie Stargell on your ball club is like having a diamond ring on your finger.”
“What you have to remember is that baseball isn’t a week or a month but a season – and a season is a long time.”
“If you don’t like the way the Atlanta Braves are playing then you don’t like baseball.”