Nutting to Accept Chuck Tanner Memorial Award

Bob Nutting and KeepScore's Kevin Lane

Bob Nutting and KeepScore’s Kevin Lane

Bob Nutting, principal owner and chairman of the board of Pittsburgh Pirates, has been selected to receive the 2013 Chuck Tanner Memorial Award, and he will be on hand the evening of November 16 to accept it.

The Chuck Tanner Memorial Award is presented annually to an individual who has been
outstanding in the promotion and advancement of baseball in Pittsburgh.

So that night, you’ve got Nuttting; Pirate Manager Clint Hurdle, who was selected as MLB Manager of the Year; former Pirate ace reliever Kent Tekulve, who will receive the Chuck Tanner Lifetime Achievement Award; along with former Pirate Manager Jim Leyland who will be a presenter. Add to that a few active and former Pirates, and you’ve got a lot of baseball in the room.

Tickets are still available at or by calling (412) 471-6210. This event is always a sellout, so you’d better move now.

Oh, and here’s an added bonus. Sally O’Leary, a fixture at the Pittsburgh Pirates front office for 32 years, is being honored with the Distinguished Women in Baseball Award, the first ever at this event. Also, Seton Hill baseball coach Marc Marizzaldi will be given the College Coach of the Year Award.

The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Paul Alexander of 93.7-FM “The Fan.”
Returning to conduct the live auction will be James Roddey, former Allegheny County

Erie native and nationally recognized Celebrity Sports Artist Kevin-John is returning to create a special limited edition Kent Tekulve memorabilia print for everyone in attendance and will be present personally sign his creation. Kevin-John’s artwork has been showcased on ESPN, Spike TV, and NBC, at Super Bowl XXXIX, XL, XLI and the PGA Tour.

This charitable event and its silent auction of sports memorabilia and other items will be used to support Pittsburgh Rotary Club operations and its programs, including an annual high school ethics symposium (attended each year by more than 400 students), post high-school scholarships and Polio Plus Worldwide.

KeepScore Baseball/Softball Scorebooks is a contributor on the Chuck Tanner Banquet committee.

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