Legendary Orioles Manager Dies

    BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 06: Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver smiles while attending a pre game ceremony before the start of the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 6, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Weaver in Sept. 2012. (Rob Carr/Getty)

    Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver died Friday at 82 years old. The baseball Hall of Famer, who led his team to three World Series, was on a cruise when he passed away. Weaver, known affectionately by fans as the 'Ear of Baltimore,' guided the Orioles through parts of 17 major league seasons that included a near-perfect record (one loss) in 1986. “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,” said the team’s managing partner, Peter Angelos.

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