# Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Former White Sox manager Chuck Tanner passed away Friday at the age of 82.

Although he was known more for his time with the Pirates, Tanner had a good run with the Sox in the early-mid seventies.  Without Tanner, Wilbur Wood probably never gets the chance to be the ultimate workhorse he ultimately became, and Dick Allen likely never reaches the heights he did with the Sox.

Jim Margalus over at South Side Sox has a great piece summarizing Tanner's time with the Sox.  It is well worth a read.