Remembering Earl Weaver, and Thinking of Homer
The late Earl Weaver was a sabermetric genius; what can the Astros learn?
Dubbed "the Earl of Baltimore," Weaver managed the American League team for 17 seasons and amassed a record of 1,480 wins and 1,060 losses, including five 100-win seasons (1969-1971 and 1979-1980). He and the team won the World Series in 1970.
"Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of baseball," Orioles managing partner Peter Angelos said Saturday in a statement. As a manager, Weaver could be testy
Weaver, the Orioles' chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship in his 17 years here, died late Friday night while on a baseball-themed cruise. The Orioles
Earl Weaver, the banty, umpire-contentious, Hall of Fame manager of the Orioles, who died Friday, was the best naked talker I ever heard. Deadline-aware writers, seeking him out in his office shortly after another last out,