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Earl Weaver dies at 82; Hall of Fame manager of Baltimore Orioles
Earl Weaver dies at 82; Hall of Fame manager of Baltimore Orioles

Irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting longtime Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph. "On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived,'" he once said. Weaver, 82, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame and the winningest manager in the franchise's history, died late Friday while on a baseball-themed cruise, said Monica Barlow, a team spokeswoman. The cause apparently was a heart attack, the team said on its website. Weaver, who piloted the Orioles from 1968 to 1982 and 1985-86, led the team to the 1970 World Series championship, four American League pennants and six American League East Division titles. His teams won 1,480 games and lost 1,060,...

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