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The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time 

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Updated August 21, 2018 841 votes 209 voters 2.6k views

Many different Pittsburgh Pirates managers that have led the team on the field, but who is the best Pittsburgh Pirates manager of all time? This list ranks every Pittsburgh Pirates manager in franchise history from best to worst according to the votes of baseball fans like you. Vote up your top Pittsburgh Pirates coaches, whether or not they're on the list of the greatest MLB managers ever. Vote based on stats, World Series wins, or just go with your gut.

Danny Murtaugh managed the Pirates to two World Series titles, the most of any manager in team history. Murtaugh's number 40 jersey has been retired by the team. Fred Clarke is the longest tenured manager in Pirates history, managing the team for 16 seasons. Unsurprisingly, Clarke also leads the franchise in all-time victories with 1,422.

Who is the greatest Pittsburgh Pirates skipper of all time? Answer with your votes! Vote up the best Pittsburgh Pirates managers and downvote any coaches who weren't worthy of the Pirates.
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Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 59 (1917-1976)
2
Chuck Tanner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1928-2011)
3
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Age: 75
4
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1872-1960)
5
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Age: 62
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Age: 88
7
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1886-1965)
8
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 81 (1874-1955)
9
Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1916-1999)
10
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 94 (1862-1956)
11
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 74 (1898-1972)
12
Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Age: 60
13
Billy Meyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 64 (1893-1957)
14
Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1887-1972)
15
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 75 (1898-1973)
16
Al Buckenberger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Al Buckenberger Dec. at 56 (1861-1917)
17
Fred Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 43 (1859-1902)
18
Patsy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 88 (1865-1953)
19
Tom Burns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 45 (1857-1902)
20
Hugo Bezdek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1884-1952)
21
Bill Watkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1858-1937)
22
Pete Mackanin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Age: 68
23
Bill Burwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 78 (1895-1973)
24
Larry Shepard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Larry Shepard Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)
25
Spud Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Dec. at 80 (1904-1984)