Earl Weaver

Baseball Player + Coach and Announcer
Born Aug 14, 1930

Earl Sidney Weaver was an American professional baseball player and manager. After playing in minor league baseball, he retired without playing in Major League Baseball (MLB). He became a minor league manager, and then managed in MLB for 17 years with the Baltimore Orioles (1968–1982; 1985–1986). Weaver's style of managing was summed up in the quote: "pitching, defense, and the three-run homer.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Earl Weaver.


1930 Birth Born on August 14, 1930.


1948 17 Years Old He was the son of Earl Milton Weaver, a dry cleaner who cleaned the uniforms of the St. Louis Cardinals and Browns, and Ethel Genieve Wakefield. After playing for Beaumont High School in his hometown, St. Louis, Missouri, the 17-year-old Weaver was signed by the St. Louis Cardinals in 1948 as a second baseman.


1951 20 Years Old A slick fielder but never much of a hitter, he worked his way up to the Texas League Houston Buffaloes (two steps below the majors) in 1951, but never made the Major League club. … Read More
1956 25 Years Old Weaver started his minor league managerial career in 1956 with the unaffiliated Knoxville Smokies in the South Atlantic League.
1957 26 Years Old He joined the Orioles in 1957 as skipper of their Fitzgerald, Georgia club in the Georgia–Florida League. … Read More
1960 29 Years Old In 1960, he managed the Fox Cities Foxes in Wisconsin in the Class-B Three-I League.


1962 31 Years Old He moved up to with the AA Elmira Pioneers in 1962 and to the AAA Rochester Red Wings in 1966. … Read More
1967 36 Years Old Weaver earned a promotion when he was appointed to replace Gene Woodling as the Orioles' first-base coach on October 3, 1967, and spent the first half of the 1968 season in that capacity before succeeding Hank Bauer as manager on July 11.
1969 38 Years Old 1 More Event
During his tenure as big-league manager, the Orioles won the American League pennant in 1969, 1970, 1971 and 1979. … Read More


1972 41 Years Old …  Weaver charged out of the dugout and began screaming at Haller, who was already angry at Weaver for publicly questioning his integrity by suggesting he be prohibited from working Tigers games in 1972 because his brother was the Tigers' backup catcher at the time. … Read More
1973 42 Years Old One night in 1973 Weaver threw his cap to the ground and began a vehement argument with Luciano. … Read More
1975 44 Years Old Weaver used radar guns to track the speed of pitched balls during the 1975 spring training season.
1977 46 Years Old Weaver strongly believed in finishing as high in the standings as possible, even if a championship was not involved: In 1977, the Orioles entered the final weekend of the season tied for second place in the AL East with the Red Sox, three games behind the division-leading Yankees, to play a scheduled three-game series against the Red Sox in Boston, while the Yankees played three at home against Detroit. … Read More


1983 52 Years Old 1 More Event
Between his stints as manager Weaver served as a color commentator for ABC television, calling the 1983 World Series (which the Orioles won) along with Al Michaels and Howard Cosell.
1984 53 Years Old Weaver later called the 1984 National League Championship Series (between the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs) for ABC alongside fellow hall of famers Reggie Jackson, who played for Weaver in 1976, and Don Drysdale. … Read More
1987 56 Years Old In 1987, Weaver assisted in the development of the AI for the computer game Earl Weaver Baseball, which was published by Electronic Arts. … Read More


2013 82 Years Old Weaver died about 2 a.m. on January 19, 2013 of an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles' fantasy cruise aboard the Celebrity Silhouette in the Caribbean Sea. … Read More
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