Earl Weaver dead at 82 of a heart attack


Earl Weaver discussing the play with the umpire.

Earl Weaver discussing the play with the umpire.

Legendary Hall of Fame Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver passed away earlier today at the age of 82. Weaver was traveling on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean when he collapsed in his room with wife, Maryanne, at his side on the cruise’s ship at about 2 a.m. Saturday, the New York Daily News reported.

Weaver was never associated with the Minnesota Twins other than when he managed against them as the Orioles skipper but he was always one of my favorite managers. His “discussions” with the umpires were often the highlite of the game. I will always consider Weaver to be one of baseball’s greatest managers.

Thank you for all the wonderful memories Earl Weaver, yoou were one of the best. We at Twins Trivia would like to extend our condolences to Earl Weaver’s family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

ESPN has a nice video and story you can read here.

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