It's a sad day in the baseball world today. This morning, news broke that MLB Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver passed away yesterday at the age of 82.
Weaver, who spent his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles, died of an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles' fantasy cruise in the Caribbean Sea.
Weaver, who will be forever remembered as one of the fiestiest managers to put on a uniform (ejected a total of 91 times), will never be forgotten. Nicknamed "The Duke of Earl" by the Baltimore faithful, Weaver took his Orioles team to four World Series throughout his career, winning just one in 1970.
Weaver will be missed dearly in Baltimore as well as throughout the MLB.
"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 owner Peter Angelos said. "This is a sad day for everyone who knew him and for all Orioles fans. Earl made his passion for the Orioles known both on and off the field. On behalf of the Orioles, I extend my condolences to his wife, Marianna, and to his family."
In 1996, Weaver was inducted to the Hall of Fame with a total record of 1,480-1,060 - a .583 career winning percentage.
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