Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver Passes Away at Age 82

Orioles Skipper Elected to Cooperstown in 1996

January 19, 2013
Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver was elected by the Veterans Committee in 1996. (NBHOF Library)

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away late Friday night at age 82 while on a Caribbean cruise. 

th major league manager in history elected to Cooperstown. 

[Obituary]

“Earl Weaver was one of the most colorful personalities and fearless leaders the game has ever known,” said Jane Forbes Clark, Chairman of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. “He managed with intensity, flair and an acerbic wit that made him a legend in Baltimore and among baseball fans everywhere. He will be deeply missed in Cooperstown. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Marianna, and the entire Weaver family.” 

[In Memoriam]

Born on August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Weaver was named manager of the Orioles for the second half of the 1968 season and posted five 100-win seasons, while leading with an innovative managerial style. 

“When you discuss our game’s motivational masters, Earl is a part of that conversation,” said Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson. “He was a proven leader in the dugout and loved being a Hall of Famer. Though small in stature, he was a giant as a manager, especially among Oriole fans, who lovingly referred to him as ‘The Earl of Baltimore.’”

Further details will be announced as they become available.