Hall of Famer Earl Weaver Dead
Former Orioles manager was 82
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2013 10:07 AM CST
In this 1974 file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver protests a call by home plate umpire Marty Springstead.   (AP Photo/File)

(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.

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Jan 21, 2013 11:35 AM CST
The guy on the right looks a little like Nick Mason from Pink Floyd.
Jan 21, 2013 10:07 AM CST
back when baseball was competition for pride and sport, not just money! and say hi to my dear friend Jim Burris, an honorable baseball executive and lover of baseball when it was a game.
Jan 20, 2013 10:14 AM CST
RIP Earl.