Originally written January 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, who died Saturday at 82, was famous for his electrifying yet cartoon-like rants on the field. Weaver was ejected 91 times over his 17-year managerial career. Weaver made his presence known quickly in the major leagues after becoming the manager of the Baltimore Orioles in 1968, just a few months after he started with the Orioles organization. The O’s would go on to win 109 games in 1969, Weaver’s first full year as manager, and win the American League pennant. But Baltimore would fall short to the New York Mets in five games in that World Series. The next season, Weaver and the O’s won 108 games, never falling below .500. Baltimore went on to win the World Series, surpassing the Cincinnati Reds in just five games. Under Weaver, the Orioles won four American League pennants, six American East titles and eclipsed 100 wins five times. Weaver became so popular during his era that Don Daglow and Eddie Dombrower of Electronic Arts (formally known as EA Sp...
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