Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver has died at the age of 82.

The Hall of Fame manager spent his entire 17-year managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles (1968-82, 1985-86), compiling a 1,480-1,060 record. Weaver won four American League East titles, four American League pennants and won the World Series in 1970. His only losing season came in 1986.

Weaver will be remembered for the philosophy of  “pitching, defense and the three-run homer” and for his fiery personality, that saw him get ejected from major league games over 90 times and receive four multiple game suspensions.

This video is classic Earl Weaver:

Comments (8)

  1. Without Earl Weaver, there wouldn’t be an URL Weaver. Rest in peace, Earl.

    • Let the name go on as a tribute!
      Also, it’s just hilarious how used to Earl cursing out umps the target in that video is.

  2. Classic video – he was a great Manager, always tough to face those O’s back in Memorial stadium…and he had only 1 losing season, wow…

  3. Today is a sad day, but at least we have manager’s corner to remember him by. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQbN0jFo_k

  4. When I was a kid, I had the Earl Weaver games, and man I loved them. I waited on the front steps half the summer waiting for the roster updates to come in the mail. I made my parents and neighbors have fantasy drafts so I could sim out the results. I was having the time of my life. When I got to meet my mentor, Earl, at FanFest ’91, and when I got to shake his hand, I thought I’d achieved the goal I was made for, and it was good.

    Pat Borders was much more disappointing.

    • Man I loved that game. At one point I had 250 sticky notes attached to a wall representing 8 @ 25 man teams plus 50 free agents. Different colours for different positions.

      • That’s awesome. As late as 1997 I was still trying to manually input stats from a baseball america handbook to update the rosters. I’m a cool guy, what can I say.

  5. News is starting to break that Stan Musial has passed away too. Not a good day at all.

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