Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
“On my tombstone just write, ‘The sorest loser that ever lived,’ “ he once said.
Weaver, the Orioles’ chain-smoking, umpire-baiting, tomato-growing manager who led the team to four American League pennants and the 1970 world championship in his 17 years here, died late Friday night while on a baseball-themed cruise. The Orioles confirmed his death Saturday morning but did not release a cause.
The Hall of Famer, who lived in Pembroke Pines, Fla., was 82.
“Earl Weaver stands alone as the greatest manager in the history of the Orioles organization and one of the greatest in the history of...