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NOVEMBER 10, 2018

"The greatest feeling in the world is to win a major league game. The second-greatest feeling is to lose a major league game."

-Chuck Tanner

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Where will the event be held?

The Rivers Club - Downtown Pittsburgh

301 Grant Street
One Oxford Centre - 6th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


*Main lobby-take glass elevators to the 4th floor.  Follow River’s Club Signs to the private elevator.  Take private elevator to 6th floor and you will find the “Chuck Tanner Banquet” as you step of the elevator.

Special Parking Instructions?

Option 1

One Oxford Centre Garage
409 Third Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222, US

Parking Fee - $5 weekend rate

Option 2

$6 Forbes & Grant Lot (directly across the side street)

Surface Lot across the street from Oxford Center on Grant Street.    Click here for more information!

What time is the event?

5:30 pm Registration and Start of the Silent Auction

6:00 pm Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm Welcome

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Programs & Projects

Chairman’s Remarks

Introduction of the Master of Ceremonies

7:15 pm Dinner and the start of the Live Auction

7:35 pm Banquet Program Begins

Do I need to bring anything?

Your appetite, a giving spirit, your sparkling personality and of course your credit card.

How does Rotary Club of Pittsburgh use money raised?
  1. For the benefit of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh’s sponsored charity-YouthWorks (reference; Rotary Local & International Service Projects for approval).
  2. For the benefit of all the local community, national and international projects identified by Pittsburgh Rotarians who have provided their time, talent and treasure to ensure successful and sustainable impacts for those in need (reference; Tanner Banquet Overview).
Facts about Chuck Tanner
  • Born and raised in New Castle Pennsylvania just outside of Pittsburgh
  • Baseball career spanned 60 years, with 8 years as a player and 19 years as a major league manager
  • Managed the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1977 through 1985
  • In his 3rd season with the Bucs, he led the team to the World Series Championship – A Market Square rally followed with the theme "We Are Family"
  • He is revered as optimistic leader who instilled confidence and inspired his players.
Our Featured Charity

“This nationally recognized fundraising event benefits Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Service Projects and our featured charity,YouthWorks.  As the only all-baseball awards dinner in the region, we work with the Pirates and others to promote local attendance. The prestigious awards ceremony will be emceed by Andrew Stockey and Jim Leyland will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Lanny Frattare.  It is a fun evening of baseball, live and silent auctions, and fellowship!” 

Check them out HERE!

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Chuck Tanner Lifetime Achievement Award

Lanny Frattare - For 33 years he was a play-by-play announcer for Major League Baseball's Pittsburgh Pirates, the longest such tenure in the team's history. -wikipedia.org

Honoree will be presented the award by former Pirates Manager - Jim Leyland

Chuck Tanner MLB Manager of the Year

Bob Melvin - "Bob's one of the best in the game and he's perfect for us," said Executive Vice President Billy Beane of the Oakland A’s.

Chuck Tanner Memorial Award

Jameson Taillon - Awarded to an individual who has had a significant positive impact on Pirates baseball over the past season. 

Sally O' Leary Distinguished Women in Baseball Award

Sandy Dengler Awarded to a woman who has made significant contributions to baseball.

Chuck Tanner College Coach of the Year Award

Jeff Duncanof Kent State – 2018 Honoree whose work exemplifies the values that made Chuck Tanner a beloved manager.