Earl Weaver

Earl Weaver

About Earl Weaver

Earl Sidney Weaver (born August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri) is a former Major League Baseball manager. He spent his entire 17-year managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles (-; -). Weaver was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996. After playing for Beaumont High School in St. Louis, the 17-year-old Weaver was signed by his hometown St. Louis Cardinals in 1948 as a second baseman. A slick fielder but never much of a hitter, he worked his way up to the Texas League Houston Buffaloes (two steps below the majors) in 1951, but never made the big club. Weaver was later traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, then moved on to the Orioles, where he began his managing career. His Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Palmer, who battled with Weaver on a regular basis, once noted: 'The only thing that Earl knows about a curve ball is he couldn't hit it.'

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