The baton has now been passed.
The baton has now been passed.
The image of Earl smoking cigs in the tunnel sticks out in my mind. He was a salty dog.
I never realized how young Earl was when he was managing. He took over the Orioles in '68 at the ripe old age of 37. He retired for the first time in '82, as a 51 year old geezer, and was only 55 when he retired for good. He started his minor league managing career at 25!
A fitting tribute to Earl would not only be a '4' patch on the uniforms for the whole season, but a giant '4' cut into the outfield grass, as well.
Earl Weaver should be buried on 33rd St. That ground belongs to Earl
There will never be another Earl Weaver. RIP.
sad news indeed : (
R.I.P. Earl and Thank You for the great memories.
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
"On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ " he once said.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
Very sad news, but he'll always be a part of the history of the game, and remembered fondly by sports fans in all walks of life. RIP Earl. Don't give them too hard a time when they make a bad call wherever you are now.
The "Earl of Baltimore"... I loved this guy
he will be missed by so many
I remember coming home on boot camp leave from Parris Island in Dec of 1966. I was driving to my grandmother house with my Mom and when I turned onto Dundawan road (off Belair rd via Glen Park Rd) my Mom pointed out to a house and said - "Guess who lives there?" She then stated Earl Weaver. My mom hated sports so I was surprised she even cared.
Really was hard to believe that he lived in such a unassuming home, across the street and down 3 house from my Grandmother. In the summer time you could see his large veg. garden in the back yard......
While watching basketball tonight at my favorite adult beverage spot (BW3's) I realized that it was not "boot camp" leave when I went to visit my Grandmothers in 1966, but the leave I got just before my unit went to Vietnam... sorry about the date confusion.... It isn't easy getting "old" ;-)
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I'd have to disagree, though, that it's the thing Earl would want to be remembered by; it was something that was created as a private joke, and wasn't meant to be heard publicly -- a taped, fake interview segment meant for the station engineer's ears only, to give him a laugh. Weaver was no shrinking violet, but but I still have a hard time imagining him proud that a duped cassette of the segment made it to the outside, and worse, has now been memorialized forever on the internet. I can imagine him chuckling and shrugging it off, but given his fierce competive nature, he'd probably rather his memory be more along the lines of his W-L record, or by the 1970 World Series Trophy.
My favorite image of him was when he would turn his hat backward so he could get even closer in the ump's face while shouting at him without touching the ump. That had to be hell on the ump. He explained in his book, The Earl of Baltimore (well worth reading), that if he lost a game due to a bad call, maybe he'd not win the pennant, and maybe he'd lose his job, so that umpire was trying to keep his kid from going to college, and he could not let that happen. What an outlook. I believe he is the only manager ever to be ejected during the exchange of lineup cards before the game. Earl was one of a kind, bless him.
one of the smartest managers ever....his philosophy of "pitching, defense and the three run homer" made the Orioles teams of the late 60s and early 70s among the greatest of all time...a true original....
RIP number 4......
One of the guys i grew up with was the State Trooper who arrested Earl for DWI. He passed away several years ago. Im sure they had a good get together today! As Bob Hope would say:" thanks for the memories. ".
R.I.P Earl Weaver, you were an incredible manager and you will never be forgotten.
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