Found January 19, 2013 on
Today baseball lost one of their greats, former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died at the age of 82 on a cruise ship at 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Weaver won 1,480 games during his 17 years as manager of the Orioles and guided the team to 4 american league pennants and 1 World Series championship (1970).
Earl Weaver is where most managers get their combativeness with umpires from, he was ejected 91 times in his career and once in each game of a double header. However, it was never to upstage the umpires or steal the spotlight, he always wanted his players to know he would fight for them and encourage the umpires to get the call right.
Orioles owner Peter Angelos released a statement;
“Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of baseball. This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles fans, Earl made his passion for the Orioles known both on and off the field. On behalf of the Orioles, I extend my condolences to his wife, Marianna, and to his family.”
Weaver has the 5th best winning percentage of all time at .583, including 5 seasons of a 100 or more games won, and 6 other season with 90 wins or more. Weaver was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 by the veterans comittee.
Below is a video of Earl Weaver and TIm Kurkjian of ESPN telling an untold Earl Weaver story.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Some sad news to report this Saturday morning, as legendary Baltimore Orioles manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Weaver has passed away at age 82. Weaver reportedly passed away last night while on a cruise. During the summer, the Orioles unveiled a statue of Weaver at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Weaver managed the Orioles from 1968 to 1982, coming back to finish out the...
Earl Weaver has passed away at the age of 82. Weaver won 1,480 games as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles.
click though to read more
All-Star catcher Matt Wieters was one of four players who reached contract agreements with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, avoiding arbitration. Wieters, 26, will make $5.5 million in 2013, according to a report from CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman. He can earn a $100,000 bonus if he wins another Gold Glove, $75,000 for being selected to the All-Star team and $75,000 for winning...
COMMENTARY | On Jan. 16, the Baltimore Orioles extended the contracts of manager Buck Showalter and Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette through 2018.
Showalter and Duquette helped the Orioles reach the playoffs last season for the first time in 15 years, engineering a remarkable turnaround.
The Orioles won 93 games in 2012 -- 24 more than the previous...
After holding out for a three-year deal for most of the winter, it appears that Joe Saunders is close to deciding where he’ll pitch in 2013.
The Mets are reportedly interested in signing the left-hander to replace R.A. Dickey and fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation.
According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, Orioles vice president Dan Duquette said today that Saunders...
Former Baltimore Orioles and Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died last night at 82. Weaver led the Orioles to four American League pennants and the 1970 World Championship.
Weaver was in the Caribbean on an Orioles fantasy cruise and collapsed at about 2 am in his room with his wife by his side. The ships doctor was unable to revive him.
Share your memories of Earl Weaver here....
At 82, Earl Weaver has left the building. The Hall of Fame manager from the Baltimore Orioles passed away today of an apparent heart-attack and the baseball world is less for it. He was a brilliant manager, and colorful in ways that might make Yogi Berra blush.
His managerial record tells the story: His 1,480-1,060 record ranks 22 all-time, sandwiched in-between Clark Griffith...
The New York Daily News is reporting that longtime Orioles manager Earl Weaver suffered a heart attack early Saturday morning while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. He collapsed and was unable to be revived.
Weaver, 82, managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons, compiling a 1,480-1,060 record. He had five seasons with 100-plus wins, including three consecutive...
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...
Yesterday was a sad day for not Oriole fans, but all who follow the sport of baseball.
Former Baltimore manager Earl Weaver passed away on Friday night while on a cruise for the team. He was 82.
I learned about the news right before FanFest and it was surreal to have heard. You never think someone like Weaver, who embodies the spirit of Baltimore sports, would seemingly live...
Orioles Announce Additional Information about FanFest this Saturday at the Convention Center
The Orioles' kickoff to the 2013 season, FanFest will be held this Saturday, January 19, from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore Convention Center. 2013 FanFest, presented by Visit Sarasota County, will feature appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches as...
Major League Baseball lost two legends of the game today: the man who re-pioneered the concept of the passionate, fiery, ornery manager in Earl Weaver. He’s one of the biggest names in the history of the Baltimore Orioles organization. Also passing unfortunately was Mr. St. Louis Cardinals Stan Musial.
When he retired in 1963, Musial held 17 major league, 29 National League and...
Some of the greatest Indians players of all time have been first basemen, including the team's first MVP and current home run king. The position has changed much over the years with the oldest players on the list being defense first speedsters and the later players being big bashers, focusing on home runs and runs batted in.
10. Doc Johnston - Years Starting 1B - 1913-14...
Earl Weaver, the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games
with the Baltimore Orioles, has died, the team says. He was 82.