March 2, 1992
Former Oriole manager Earl Weaver has made the Veterans Committee short list of 15 candidates for nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1992. This is first year of eligibility for Weaver, who never played in the majors but managed more than 14 years and has one of the best winning percentages. The committee and the Baseball Writers Association of America often have been reluctant to elect someone to the hall on his first year of eligibility. The writers vote on players retired at least five years and have elected Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers; the committee votes on non-players and players no longer eligible for election by the writers.
June 29, 2012
Tickets remain for Saturday's Baltimore Orioles-Cleveland Indians game, according to the Orioles. The game is scheduled to start at 4:05 p.m. Prior to the game, at about 2:15 p.m., the Orioles will have a ceremony unveiling the statue of former manager Earl Weaver. His will be the second statue to join the Orioles' new statue garden beyond center field. Frank Robinson's statue, by Antonio Tobias "Toby" Mendez, was unveiled April 28. Still left after Robinson and Weaver: Jim Palmer (July 14)
August 6, 2005
The Atlanta Braves hadn't won a thing in seven years when they installed Bobby Cox as manager 65 games into the 1990 season. They haven't finished a full season out of first place since. So a manager must be pretty important to a baseball franchise, right? Well, consider an alternative example from Orioles history. Earl Weaver was a genius, pretty much any baseball person will tell you. He went through 15 seasons and three generations of talent without guiding a loser and retired after the 1982 Orioles won 94 games.
May 23, 2008
Urban myth? Or Orioles legend? In the end, I wish I had never sent the e-mail and never asked the question. Ignorance isn't so bad, is it? At least not as it concerns Earl Weaver and his linguistic skills, dirtier than the Preakness infield on a rainy day. "I watch the YouTube clip about once a week, just to remind myself about Alice and her tomatoes," I wrote in an e-mail. "But a part of me has always wondered if it's real. And if it is, what's the back story?" Tom Marr was still on the air, but he fired back an e-mail within minutes.
August 8, 2011
August 14, 1930: Earl Weaver was born in St. Louis