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Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver has died at the age of 82. Know for his diminutive size, in-your-face approach, and salty language, Weaver managed the Baltimore Orioles for all or part of 17 seasons from 1968 – 1986, including four American League Pennants and one World Series title in 1970. This despite playing in an era in which the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees had strong dynasties within the same AL East Division. He loved the 3-run home run; his .583 winning percentage is 5th among managers with at least 2,000 games, behind legends such as John McGraw, Joe McCarthy, and Al Lopez. Some of his umpire tirades were legendary but he always backed his players and his organization, essentially as the face of the franchise during those nearly 20 years.
A nice tribute video to the man Earl was:
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