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Earl Weaver

MLB Manager Earl Weaver

Profession: MLB Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Weaver played minor league baseball, then managed minor league teams; while he never played Major League Baseball himself, he would later go on to manage the Baltimore Orioles for 17 years (1968-1982; 1985-1986).

As a result of his performance during this time, in 1996 he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. His management style was notable for its emphasis on substantial tactics ("pitching, defense, and the three-run homer"), and arguably a neglect of more minor elements.

He was also renowned for his disputes with umpires: "Earl Weaver hated umpires with every fiber of his win-or-die being. He yelled at them. He screamed in their faces. He kicked dirt on them. He tore up rule books. He taunted and tortured them."

Born: August 14, 1930
Birthplace: St Louis, Missouri, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo

Died: January 19, 2013 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

Historical Events

  • 1968-07-11 Earl Weaver replaces Hank Bauer as manager of Orioles
  • 1969-10-15 Oriole Earl Weaver becomes 1st manager ejected in 60 years a World Series game
  • 1977-09-15 Orioles forfeit to Blue Jays when mgr Earl Weaver pulls team off field in 5th citing hazardous condition (small tarpaulin on bullpen mound)
  • 1979-04-06 Baltimore manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper, a 5-3 Orioles victory over the Chicago White Sox
  • 1982-11-11 Joe Altobelli succeeds retiring Earl Weaver as Baltimore Orioles manager
  • 1985-06-14 Earl Weaver comes out of retirement to manage Baltimore Orioles
  • 1996-03-05 Earl Weaver & Jim Bunning, elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1996-08-04 Jim Bunning, Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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