Weaver, Earl

Earl Sidney Weaver
Born: August 14, 1930, St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 19, 2013, At sea,
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1996

Earl Weaver managed the Orioles with intensity, flair, and acerbic wit for 17 seasons. He fashioned an impressive .583 winning percentage bolstered by five 100-win seasons (1969-1971 and 1979-1980). Known for his innovative managerial style and his colorful confrontations with the men in blue, the Earl of Baltimore won 1,480 games, six American League East titles, four pennants and the 1970 World Series.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that during 1975 spring training in Miami, Florida, Earl Weaver pioneered the use of radar guns in professional baseball to track the speed of pitches?
The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game.