Former Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies

Earl Weaver, a Hall of Fame manager, died at the age of 82 on a Caribbean cruise. Weaver won the title with the Baltimore Orioles in 1970 and led the Orioles to four American League pennants.

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82-year old Hall of Fame Manager Earl Weaver died on a Caribbean cruise associated with the Orioles, choking after dinner late Friday night. The cause of death has not been determined. The feisty skipper led the Orioles to four World Series appearances over his 17-year tenure with the club, winning it all in 1970. Weaver won the manager of the year award three times and finished with a career record of 1,480-1,060. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served ten or more seasons in the 20th century. However, the 5-foot, 6-inch sparkplug was best known for his quick temper with umpires. He was ejected 91 times in all, including one instance where he was tossed from both games of a doubleheader. Weaver entered the Hall of Fame in 1996, ten years after his final game as manager. Stay with CineSport for the latest major-league baseball news and give us a follow on twitter at CineSport.