Former Oriole manager and Baseball Hall of Famer Earl Weaver died on Friday while on an Orioles-themed cruise. He was 82. We look back at Weaver’s legacy, from his time as manager to how he remained involved with the Orioles today.
Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ ” he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting manager who led the team to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship in his 17 years here, died Friday night while on an Orioles-themed cruise.
The Hall of Famer was 82.