BALTIMORE (AP) — Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire.
At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger squarely at an ump's chest and then fire away. The Hall of Fame manager would even tangle with his own players, if necessary.
All this from a 5-foot-6 pepperpot who hated to be doubted.
Although reviled by some, Weaver was beloved in Baltimore...
"Hi. This is Buck Weaver, Earl's cousin from St Louis, actually Webster Groves, suburb. His Dad Earl, and my Dad Ed, were brothers. Visited Earl many times after White Sox and Orioles games at local ..."
– Buck Weaver, Cousin,
Niles, IL, Feb 03, 2013
"My love for the Baltimore Orioles growing up during the 1970s has a lot to with Mr. Earl Weaver. No manager or coach in the history of professional sports in Baltimore best exemplifies the city ..."
– Dr. Judson L. Jeffries,
Westerville, OH, Jan 20, 2013