Earl Weaver, the feisty Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager and persistent Yankee nemesis died early Saturday morning of an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles’ fantasy cruise in the Caribbean. Weaver collapsed in his compartment on the ship at about 2 a.m. and was unable to be revived by the ship’s doctors. His wife, Maryanne, was at his side. He was 82.
Loud, profane, egotistical, belligerent, confrontational, Weaver never denied being any of those things, but they were merely part of the makeup of what best described the Hall-of-Fame Baltimore Orioles manager: Winner.
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