Earl Sidney Weaver (August 14, 1930 – January 19, 2013) 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). He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.
Weaver was born on August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was raised in Baltimore, Maryland. Weaver was married to Jane Johnston for fourteen years unti they divorced. Then he was married to Marianna Osgood from 1964 until his death in 2013. He had four children. Weaver died on January 19, 2013 while on a cruise ship in the Caribbean Sea from a heart attack, aged 82. He died on the same day as Stan Musial.
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- Bart Barnes and Matt Schudel. "Earl Weaver, Hall of Fame Orioles manager, dies at 82". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2013-01-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Hall of Fame skipper Weaver passes away at 82 MLB.com
- "Earl Weaver dead at 82: Legendary Baltimore Orioles manager was one of baseball's most colorful characters". New York Daily News. 19 January 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- Video of Earl Weaver arguing with an umpire, and being ejected from the game Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine