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Earl Weaver timeline

Earl Weaver timeline

For many, the lasting image of Earl Weaver will be that of a fiery, short man kicking dirt and spewing his displeasure at an umpire. Weaver's personality — described as "combative," "irascible" and also "caring" — carried from his childhood to a lengthy stint in the minor leagues and then through a Hall of Fame managerial career with the Orioles and beyond.

A timeline of Weaver's life:

1930: Earl Sydney Weaver is born Aug. 14 in St. Louis. Raised in a tough section of the city, Weaver's pugnacious personality developed early. "I got in a lot of fights...

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