Earl Weaver - The Man, The Myth, The Legend...

Weaver Facts
Born August 14, 1930.
Hall of Fame manager of the Baltimore Orioles, led the team to six Eastern Division titles, four AL pennants, and a World Series!
Managerial record of 1,480 wins and 1,060 losses for the Orioles from 1968-82 and 1985-86.
Ejected from games 91 times and suspended 4 times!
Immortality solidified in the Mid-80's with the introduction of Earl Weaver Baseball by Electronic Arts.
Favorite play - Three Run Homer!
Caused a big stink at a roast in his honor in November 2000 when he confronted Jim Palmer over some of the remarks Palmer made about him. We say Palmer deserved it!

Weaver Quotes
"Do the dull things right so the extraordinary things will not be required too often."
"My best game plan is to sit on the bench and call out specific instructions like "C'mon Boog," "Get ahold of one, Frank," or "Let's go, Brooks."
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
"A manager's job is simple. For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw up all that smart stuff your organization did last December."
"A manager should stay as far away as possible from his players. I don't know if I said ten words to Frank Robinson while he played for me."
"Coaches are an integral part of any manager's team, especially if they are good pinochle players."
"Don't worry, the fans don't start booing until July."
"I think there should be bad blood between all clubs."
"I never got many questions about my managing. I tried to get twenty-five guys who didn't ask questions."
"No one's gonna give a damn in July if you lost a game in March."
"The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game."
"You can't sit on a lead and run a few plays into the line and just kill the clock. You've got to throw the ball over the damn plate and give the other man his chance. That's why baseball is the greatest game of them all."


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