EARL WEAVER

Game 185 | May 13, 1970 | Earl Weaver
The Earl of Baltimore, Weaver managed the Orioles from 1968-1982 winning six Eastern Division titles, four American League pennants and a World Series championship in 1970. That 1970 team defeated the Western Division Champion Twins en route to the World Series. He was famous for his animated arguments with umpires. In one, he walked back to the dugout screaming, "I’m going to check my rule book on that one." To which the umpire replied, 'Be my guest. Use mine." "That’s no good," Weaver yelled, "I can't read Braille."


Game 274 | February 5, 1980 | Earl Weaver
In 1979, Weaver's 12th year of managing the Baltimore Orioles, his team won the American League pennant before losing to Pittsburgh in a seven-game World Series. Mike Flanagan won 23 games, and Ken Singleton had a career-best year, batting .295 with 35 home runs and lll RBIs. Future Hall of Famer Eddie Murray hit .295 with 25 homers and 99 RBIs.


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