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MLB The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time  

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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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38 6
Danny Murtaugh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1917-1976)

2
38 9
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 74

3
35 7
Chuck Tanner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1928-2011)

4
21 4
Fred Clarke is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 88 (1872-1960)

5
15 4
Bill McKechnie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1886-1965)

6
29 19
Clint Hurdle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 61

7
14 6
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age 87

8
12 5
Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1916-1999)

9
13 6
Honus Wagner is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1874-1955)

10
9 3
Billy Meyer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 64 (1893-1957)

11
10 4
Connie Mack is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 94 (1862-1956)

12
6 1
Tom Burns is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1857-1902)

13
11 6
Pie Traynor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 74 (1898-1972)

14
6 1
Bill Watkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1858-1937)

15
6 1
Patsy Donovan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 88 (1865-1953)

16
5 1
George Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 87 (1880-1967)

17
7 4
Donie Bush is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1887-1972)

18
6 3
Frankie Frisch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 75 (1898-1973)

19
5 2
Al Buckenberger is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Al Buckenberger Died at 56 (1861-1917)

20
5 2
Fred Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Fred Dunlap Died at 43 (1859-1902)

21
4 1
Nixey Callahan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 60 (1874-1934)

22
4 1
Hugo Bezdek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 68 (1884-1952)

23
3 0
Bill Burwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1895-1973)

24
3 0
Spud Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1904-1984)

25
11 9
Lloyd McClendon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time

26
6 4
Horace Phillips is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Horace Phillips Died at 43 (1853-1896)

27
5 3
Ned Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1857-1937)

28
2 0
Larry Shepard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Larry Shepard Died at 92 (1919-2011)

29
5 4
Gene Lamont is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 72

30
4 3
Guy Hecker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Guy Hecker Died at 82 (1856-1938)

31
3 2
Bobby Bragan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 93 (1917-2010)

32
3 2
Pete Mackanin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 67

33
2 1
Billy Herman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 83 (1909-1992)

34
2 2
Jewel Ens is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Jewel Ens Died at 61 (1889-1950)

35
2 2
Bill McGunnigle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 44 (1855-1899)

36
2 2
Fred Haney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1896-1977)

37
2 3
Alex Grammas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 92

38
2 6
Jim Tracy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 63

39
1 8
John Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Managers of All Time
age 57