Former Major League Baseball player and manager, Chuck Tanner, opened this restaurant in his hometown in 1990. The restaurant is full of memorabilia collected by Tanner during his long career.
Tanner played in 396 games over eight seasons (1955-62) with the Milwaukee Braves, Chicago Cubs, Cleveland Indians, and Los Angeles Angels. He was the 7th player in history to hit a home run off of the first pitch in his career. As of August 2014, only 28 players have managed that feat.
The year after retiring as a player, he was hired as a minor league manager for the Angels. Eight years later, he began his Major League managing career as a late season replacement with the Chicago White Sox in 1970. After 5+ seasons with the Sox, he spent one year managing the Oakland Athletics, 9 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, and a little more than 2 seasons with the Atlanta Braves.
In 1979, Tanner won the World Series with the Pirates. His hometown of New Castle is about one hour north of Pittsburgh.
Tanner died in 2011 at the age of 82.