|Birth: ||Aug. 14, 1930|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Jan. 19, 2013|
Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Manager. For seventeen season (1968 to 1982 and 1985 to 1986), he served as manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Easily remembered as one of baseball's most colorful figures, he was known for his fiery temperament towards umpires. He guided Baltimore to four American League Pennants (1969, 1970, 1971 and 1979) including the 1970 World Series Championship. Born Earl Sidney Weaver, he attended Beaumont High School in St. Louis. He joined the St. Louis Browns' organization in 1948 as a second-baseman within their Minor League system and two years after the franchise's relocation to Baltimore, he began his lengthy managerial career in the South Atlantic League during 1956. In 1967 he reached the Major Leagues as a member of Hank Bauer's coaching staff with the Orioles and in 1968, he succeeded Bauer as their manager. During his tenure, his teams reached or topped the century mark in victories five-times (1969 to 1971 and 1979 to 1980). He was recipient of Manager of the Year honors by the Associated Press three-times (1973, 1977 and 1979). Weaver retired following the 1982 season, only to return for a two-year stint. He compiled a 1,480 win, 1,060 loss regular season record and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee (enshrined in 1996). His uniform number 4 has been retired by the Orioles. He suffered a fatal heart attack while vacationing on a cruise ship. (bio by: C.S.)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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Originally Created by: Arturo Lara
Record added: Jan 18, 2013
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