Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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The Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Award is the original name for two awards that are given by the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh,[1][2][3] in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is named for Chuck Tanner, former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and was first awarded on November 17, 2007 at the city's Rivers Club.[1][4] 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".


During the selection process, a major factor for the committee is each candidate's career achievement.[5]

Proceeds from the annual awards dinner in November are used by the Club to support its humanitarian service initiatives and Rotary Foundation programs.[6]

Winners[edit]

Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See footnote[7]
Year Winner Team Ref
2007 Torre, JoeJoe Torre Los Angeles Dodgers [8]
2008 Maddon, JoeJoe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays [6][9]
2009 Gardenhire, RonRon Gardenhire Minnesota Twins [10][11]
2010 Manuel, CharlieCharlie Manuel Philadelphia Phillies [5][12][13][14]
2011 Leyland, JimJim Leyland Detroit Tigers [15]
2012 Johnson, DaveyDavey Johnson
Melvin, BobBob Melvin
Washington Nationals
Oakland Athletics
[16]

Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Go to Rotary Club of Pittsburgh official website and click on "Chuck Tanner Event".
  2. ^ "Captured Event: Rotary Club of Pittsburgh presents 4th Annual Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Dinner". Blacktie-Pittsburgh.com. Blacktie LLC. December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh is ... comprised of more than 150 community business and organizational leaders [and] is part of Rotary District 7300, currently made up of approximately 1500 Rotarians from Allegheny, Beaver and parts of Westmoreland Counties." 
  3. ^ "Captured Event: Pittsburgh Rotary presents, Third Annual Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Gala". Blacktie-Pittsburgh.com. Blacktie LLC. November 21, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh was organized on December 2, 1910 by Colonel Oscar T. Taylor, .... [T]hirteen people ... met in the French Room at the then Fort Pitt Hotel." 
  4. ^ Adams, Kyle (August 2, 2007). "Former Pirates manager Tanner earns inaugural award". HighBeam Research. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "This is intended to honor a manager who has had the most distinguished career and also a distinguished season." 
  5. ^ a b "Captured Event: Rotary Club of Pittsburgh presents 4th Annual Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Dinner". Blacktie-Pittsburgh.com. Blacktie LLC. December 2, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  6. ^ a b "Joe Maddon, Manager of the Tampa Bay Rays, Selected as the Second Annual "Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year"". pr-inside.com. Business Wire. October 7, 2008. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  7. ^ Go to Rotary Club of Pittsburgh official website and first click on "Chuck Tanner Event" and then "Previous Winners".
  8. ^ Gulas, Greg (November 20, 2007). "Tanner recounts baseball tales: The New Castle resident worked for the Cleveland Indians scouting staff". Vindy.com. The Vindicator. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "At the Rivers Club in downtown Pittsburgh last Saturday, the Yankees' Joe Torre was named as the recipient of the first "Chuck Tanner Major League Manager of the Year Award."" 
  9. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (November 12, 2008). "Maddon wins Chuck Tanner Award: Rays skipper recipient of honor for Major League managers". TampaBayRays.com. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  10. ^ "Ron Gardenhire, Manager of the Minnesota Twins, Selected as the Third Annual "Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year"". PRWeb. Vocus PRW Holdings, LLC. October 28, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  11. ^ "Captured Event: Pittsburgh Rotary presents, Third Annual Chuck Tanner Baseball Manager of the Year Gala". Blacktie-Pittsburgh.com. Blacktie LLC. November 21, 2009. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  12. ^ a b Scroll down to November 3, 2010 entry. "4th Annual MLB Manager of the Year Award". AVB Blog. Allegheny Valley Baseball, Inc. November 3, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  13. ^ Zolecki, Todd (November 17, 2010). "Manuel Finishes Fifth for Manager of the Year". The Zo Zone: Inside the Phillies with MLB.com beat writer Todd Zolecki. MLB.com. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh has announced Manuel the winner of its 4th Annual Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award." 
  14. ^ a b "Pitt Baseball's Joe Jordano Named Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year: Jordano earns the first-ever honor". PittsburghPanthers.com. November 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  15. ^ a b "Jim Leyland named fifth annual "Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year"". Pittsburgh Sports Report. October 12, 2011. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 
  16. ^ a b "Point Park baseball coach Loren Torres named 2012 Collegiate Manager of the Year". Point Park University. November 17, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2013. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Fischer, Linda (March 4, 2011). "Rotary & Tanner". TribLIVE.com. Trib Total Media, Inc. Retrieved 2011-06-08. "Over the past four years, Tanner supported the club as the namesake of the fundraiser ...." 

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