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Statement from Bruce Tanner on the passing of his father and former Pirates Manager Chuck Tanner
02/11/2011 5:20 PM ET

"The Tanner family would like to express their sincere thanks to friends, fans, and the entire baseball community for their thoughts and prayers during Chuck's recent illness."

"He will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather to his family, and a good friend to every life he touched. In baseball we will remember his eternal optimism and his passion for the game."

"The family is asking for privacy at this difficult time."

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