Former Orioles, others attend Fla. memorial service for Earl Weaver
Former Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer leaves the memorial service for Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver in Florida. Weaver died last week. He was 82. (Reuters / January 27, 2013)
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Former Orioles attending the service included: Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Rick Dempsey, Bill Swaggerty, Scott McGregor, Dennis Martinez, Tom Shopay, Boog Powell, Ken Singleton and Don Buford.
The current Orioles were represented by executive vice president Dan Duquette, ownership representative Louis Angelos, Doug Duennes, the club’s executive vice president of business, communications director Greg Bader, team radio announcer Fred Manfra, and batting practice pitcher Rudy Arias.
Other notables included: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning (who was inducted into the Hall of Fame with Weaver in 1996), Baseball Hall of Fame board chairman Jane Forbes Clark and Rochester Red Wings owner Naomi Silver.
Singer-songwriter Terry Cashman performed his “The Earl of Baltimore” song.
Roughly 160 people attended the event, which lasted a little over 90 minutes.
The Orioles plan to hold their own memorial service for Weaver in Baltimore at a date that has yet to be set. Weaver died at age 82 on Jan. 18.