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Remembering former Orioles manager Joe Altobelli, dies at 88

Orioles manager Joe Altobelli talks with Storm Davis, Ray Miller and Rick Dempsey during Game 4 of the World Series.
(Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)
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Former Orioles 1983 World Series manager Joe Altobelli, died of natural causes. He was 88.
(Kevin Richardson)
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli talks with Storm Davis, Ray Miller and Rick Dempsey during Game 4 of the World Series.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli talks with Storm Davis, Ray Miller and Rick Dempsey during Game 4 of the World Series. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli calls for a pitching change
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli calls for a pitching change (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun)
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli waves during introductions.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli waves during introductions.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli waves during introductions. (Gene Sweeney Jr. / Baltimore Sun, 1983)
6. Joe Altobelli (1983-1985)
Succeeded Weaver, won 1983 World Series, failed to repeat, replaced by Weaver.
Succeeded Weaver, won 1983 World Series, failed to repeat, replaced by Weaver. (Baltimore Sun file photo)
Joe Altobelli
Joe Altobelli (center) stopped in Baltimore in 2007 to support the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. "I like talking baseball," the 59-year pro says, now a Rochester Red Wings radio broadcaster.
Joe Altobelli (center) stopped in Baltimore in 2007 to support the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation. "I like talking baseball," the 59-year pro says, now a Rochester Red Wings radio broadcaster. (Matthew Paul D'Agostino/Special to The Sun)
Joe Altobelli and staff
Manager Joe Altobelli addresses his coaching staff on Feb. 22, 1983.
Manager Joe Altobelli addresses his coaching staff on Feb. 22, 1983. (Baltimore Sun file photo)
Joe Altobelli, Dennis Martinez, Rick Dempsey
Orioles starter Dennis Martinez (30) is pulled from a game in the fourth inning May 20 in Toronto by manager Joe Altobelli. At left is catcher Rick Dempsey.
Orioles starter Dennis Martinez (30) is pulled from a game in the fourth inning May 20 in Toronto by manager Joe Altobelli. At left is catcher Rick Dempsey. (Canadian Press / For The Baltimore Sun)
Joe Altobelli
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli throws batting practice in a picture dated April 28.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli throws batting practice in a picture dated April 28. (Baltimore Sun file photo)
Joe Altobelli
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli addresses a crowd of fans at a rally in a picture dated April 4, 1983.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli addresses a crowd of fans at a rally in a picture dated April 4, 1983. (Childress / Baltimore Sun photo)
Joe Altobelli
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli hits fungoes in a picture dated April 4 1983, with coach Jimmy Williams in the background.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli hits fungoes in a picture dated April 4 1983, with coach Jimmy Williams in the background. (Walter McCardell / The Baltimore Sun)
Joe Altobelli
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli states his case with an umpire in a picture dated April 17, 1983.
Orioles manager Joe Altobelli states his case with an umpire in a picture dated April 17, 1983. (Check with Baltimore Sun Photo)
Joe Altobelli
Joe Altobelli argues at call with an umpire in a photo dated May 11, 1983. At right is Orioles coach Cal Ripken Sr.
Joe Altobelli argues at call with an umpire in a photo dated May 11, 1983. At right is Orioles coach Cal Ripken Sr. (Hutchins / Baltimore Sun photo)
1984 Donruss: Joe Altobelli
(Image courtesy of Panini America)
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