Hall of Famer Earl Weaver Dead

Former Orioles manager was 82

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 19, 2013 10:07 AM CST

(Newser) – Legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver is dead at age 82, and if three words can sum up his career, the hometown Sun has them: "cantankerous baseball wizard." The Hall of Famer turned the Orioles into a powerhouse in the late '60s and throughout the 1970s, though he won only one World Series (1970), notes ESPN. He died aboard a cruise ship. Weaver's death means there's a decent chance this legendary radio clip—featuring outrageously over-the-top swearing by Weaver—will be making the rounds today. Not to spoil the fun, but it was a prank by Weaver and his co-host, as a Sun columnist pointed out a few years back.

In this 1974 file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver protests a call by home plate umpire Marty Springstead.
In this 1974 file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver protests a call by home plate umpire Marty Springstead.   (AP Photo/File)
In this Oct. 6, 1969, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, right, and outfielder Frank Robinson celebrate following their team's 11-2 win over the Minnesota Twins for the American League championship.
In this Oct. 6, 1969, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, right, and outfielder Frank Robinson celebrate following their team's 11-2 win over the Minnesota Twins for the American League...   (AP Photo/File)
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