Sun archives: Earl Weaver

Sun archives: Earl Weaver

Weaver's larger-than-life presence will be seen in Camden Yards sculpture

1:18 PM EDT, June 29, 2012

Weaver's larger-than-life presence will be seen in Camden Yards sculpture

As a manager, Earl Weaverappeared larger than life, piloting the Orioles to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship. So it seems only fitting that his statue, which will be unveiled Saturday at Camden Yards, will be taller than the Birds' Hall of Fame skipper.

Covering Earl Weaver was never, ever dull

1:50 PM EDT, June 28, 2012

Covering Earl Weaver was never, ever dull

Earl Weaver was some piece of work. And I mean that in the best possible way. Life was never dull if you were anywhere within the orbit of the Hall of Fame manager, who ruled the Orioles' dugout for 17 seasons and will have his bronze statue unveiled Saturday at Camden Yards.

May 23, 2008

On Alice and Co.

Rick Maese: Expletive Earl

Urban myth? Or Orioles legend?

February 28, 2004

Laura Vecsey: Mazzilli discovers mellower Weaver

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The fight and fury of Earl Weaver is all gone. The Hall of Fame manager admitted as much yesterday, when he made his annual stop at Orioles camp to pick up his spring training tickets and shake a few hands.

June 28, 2003

Spirit of '83

The Orioles didn't have to travel far during the 1983 World Series, but they were carrying a lot of baggage when they faced the star-studded Philadelphia Phillies 20 years ago.

November 4, 2000

Palmer, Weaver burn roast

Usually described as a family feud, the long-standing give-and-take between Hall of Famers Earl Weaver and Jim Palmer became very public and very ugly Thursday night when the former Orioles manager said he was "embarrassed and humiliated" by Palmer's jabs during a charity roast of Weaver in Baltimore.

August 12, 1998

Weaver spends week in hospital

Earl Weaver went home yesterday to recuperate from a heart attack that had hospitalized the former Orioles manager for more than a week. A full recovery is expected for Weaver, who turns 68 on Friday.

July 6, 1997

Standards high in Orioles' past

It was the year Doug DeCinces walked from the shadow of Brooks Robinson. The year Mike Flanagan won a Cy Young Award. The year a team from Baltimore, in the words of Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer "just flat-out came together."

August 5, 1996

Weaver chalks up another win at Hall

Earl Weaver had to be perfect.

August 5, 1996

Michael Olesker: The Earl of Baltimore becomes king for a day

Earl Weaver stood there for just an instant before he felt like he was home.

August 4, 1996

Beyond tantrums, was hidden Weaver

There's a side of Earl Weaver few people have seen, far removed from the man remembered for kicking and screaming his way through 17 seasons managing the Orioles.

August 4, 1996

Michael Olesker: Weaver's passion a gift to game, hall

As Earl Weaver sat in the bar of the Otesaga Hotel, nursing a cold drink and a cigarette and every raw anxiety in his considerable repertoire, this village of 2,400 souls and a single traffic light seemed like any other place where 20,000 tourists suddenly arrive, where the baseball Hall of Fame flings open its doors and where former major league stars are agreeable to signing an autograph the very minute you fork over dollars for the privilege.

March 7, 1996

Michael Olesker: Passion was Weaver's greatest gift

At the hot molten core of Earl Weaver was passion, which was his greatest gift to baseball in Baltimore. Ballgames were won by Eddie Murray crushing one into the cheap seats or Jim Palmer mowing them down from the top of his little hill. But ballgames mean nothing if the heart isn't involved.

March 6, 1996

Another title for Weaver: Manager in Hall of Fame

Earl Weaver, the umpire-baiting, dirt-kicking, tomato-growing manager who led the Orioles to four American League pennants and a world championship, was elected yesterday to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

June 1, 1995

Near sweep whisks away Weaver era

One of the most enduring moments in Orioles history occurred in 1982 -- after the final out of the season.

April 12, 1994

Shades of Weaver - a brute-force offense

Only six games have been played, but the Orioles have established a clear offensive pattern.

March 18, 1992

Weaver treats Hall vote like a missed putt

There was no good news for Earl Weaver on the 18th green at the Bonaventure Country Club yesterday.

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