Earl Weaver

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Earl Sidney Weaver (born August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American former manager in Major League Baseball who spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles from 1968-1982 and again in 1985-1986. Between his two stints as a manager, Weaver served as a color commentator for ABC television, calling the 1983 World Series (which involved the Orioles) along with Al Michaels and Howard Cosell.

During his tenure, the Orioles won 6 Eastern Division titles, 4 American League pennants, and 1 World Series championship. Weaver's managerial record is 1,480-1,060 (.583).

Weaver also holds the dubious distinction of being ejected from more games than any other manager with 98.

Template:MLB HoF Weaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Weaver's nickname was the Earl of Baltimore. He also wrote a book called Weaver on Strategy.

In 1987 Weaver provided the AI for the computer game Earl Weaver Baseball, which was published by Electronic Arts. The game was one of the precursors of the EA Sports line.

Quotes

"Team speed, for BLEEP, you get BLEEP BLEEP little fleas on the bases getting picked off trying to steal, getting thrown out, taking runs away from you. You get them big BLEEP who can hit the BLEEP ball out of the BLEEP ballpark and you can't make any BLEEP mistakes." - Earl Weaver, explaining his preference for power, in response to a question from a fan on a Baltimore-area radio show as to why the Orioles did not try to get more team speed.

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