Earl Weaver as a Minor League player who never made the Majors, but he's one of the best MANAGERS the game ever saw. He managed the Baltimore Orioles for 17 seasons. He joined the team in 1968, and managed them for the last time in 1986.

The team finished either first or second in 13 of his 17 seasons at the helm. He had a career record of 1,480 wins and 1,060 losses. That's a .583 winning percentage, the fifth-highest for a manager since 1900.

But Weaver may have been best known for his RIDICULOUS temper. He was ejected from 98 games, which is second in the Majors. (But it's well behind the all time leader, Bobby Cox of Atlanta, who got tossed 161 times.)

His rants against umpires are LEGENDARY.

And you can see one of them here.


Weaver died Friday on a team-sponsored Caribbean cruise with many of his former players. He was 82. There's no word on the cause of death.