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Sun archives: Earl Weaver

  • The Earl of Baltimore becomes king for a day

    Earl Weaver stood there for just an instant before he felt like he was home. He felt it when the gang from Baltimore roared their "O" during the anthem. He felt it when the guy bellowed, "We love you, Earl," and he heard the accents out of Highlandtown and Pigtown and Brooklyn, and it sounded like...

  • Beyond tantrums, was hidden Weaver

    Earl: Fiery ex-Orioles manager is best known for ranting at players and umpires. But as he steps into Hall of Fame, there's another, more sensitive, side to recall

  • Weaver's passion a gift to game, hall

    As Earl Weaver sat in the bar of the Otesaga Hotel, nursing a cold drink and a cigarette and every raw anxiety in his considerable repertoire, this village of 2,400 souls and a single traffic light seemed like any other place where 20,000 tourists suddenly arrive, where the baseball Hall of Fame...

  • Passion was Weaver's greatest gift

    At the hot molten core of Earl Weaver was passion, which was his greatest gift to baseball in Baltimore. Ballgames were won by Eddie Murray crushing one into the cheap seats or Jim Palmer mowing them down from the top of his little hill. But ballgames mean nothing if the heart isn't involved. For...

  • Another title for Weaver: Manager in Hall of Fame

    Committee also picks Hanlon, who led Orioles in 1890s

  • Near sweep whisks away Weaver era

    One of the most enduring moments in Orioles history occurred in 1982 -- after the final out of the season. That year, the Orioles waited until Aug. 20 to initiate a pennant drive that went down to the last day. It was the year Earl Weaver closed out 14 1/2 seasons as manager (though he would return...

  • Shades of Weaver - a brute-force offense

    Only six games have been played, but the Orioles have established a clear offensive pattern. It will not endear Johnny Oates to the purists, but former Orioles manager Earl Weaver would give hearty approval. "Inside baseball" is definitely out. Runs will be manufactured by bats, not fancy footwork...

  • Weaver treats Hall vote like a missed putt

    On golf course, ex-Oriole takes omission in stride