Earl Weaver

Earl Sidney Weaver
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1996
Primary team: Baltimore Orioles AL
Primary position: Manager

“Good ballplayers make good managers, not the other way around.” --Earl Weaver

Weaver’s Orioles included Frank and Brooks Robinson, Paul Blair, Boog Powell, Elrod Hendricks and many more talented players, along with pitchers Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally, and Jim Palmer. Those players were the core of a dynastic Orioles team that won three consecutive pennants beginning in 1969, and took home a World Series championship in 1970. His teams also won the division in 1973 and ’74, and the pennant in 1979. His Orioles were known for pitching, defense, and the three run homer.

For his career, he posted a winning percentage of .583—ninth on the all-time list. It’s best to give Earl Weaver the last word: “I’m 420 games over .500. That’s ten years of 100-60 and then some. So that’s gonna stay there. On my tombstone, just write: ‘the sorest loser that ever lived.’”

"Earl was a fun guy and a pretty shrewd manager. He always said what he thought and try to beat you any way he could. Earl was great for Baltimore, for sure. He was great for baseball. "
Yogi Berra

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1996
Primary Team: Baltimore Orioles AL
Position Played: Manager
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Birth place: St. Louis, Missouri
Birth year: 1930
Died: 2013, At sea
Managed:
Baltimore Orioles AL (1968-1982)
Baltimore Orioles AL (1985-1986)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
2541
WinsW
1480
LossesL
1060
Winning %Winning %
.583