As I was driving home Friday night I heard on the radio that Chuck Tanner had died . I was a bit sad to hear this as I had followed his career from a distance since playing a game of postal chess with him long ago when I was a teenager and he was a minor league baseball manager. Shortly thereafter he had made the jump to managing in the big leagues where he was moderately successful including leading the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates to a World Series Championship.
I believe our game was in one of the Golden Knights tournaments. About the only detail I remember is that at one point he wrote something about not liking the fact that in chess you could concentrate for hours and than spoil a game with a small oversight and I had made some reply about dropping a pop up in the ninth inning.
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