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Video: Remembering Earl Weaver, “The Earl of Baltimore”

Jan 19, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT

MLB Network put together an excellent retrospective on the remarkable career of Earl Weaver, who passed away yesterday at the age of 82. This is a sad day in Baltimore, but there’s a lot to be celebrated.

While Weaver’s fiery style naturally commanded a lot of the attention, he was simply ahead of his time from a strategic perspective, embracing statistical analysis before many even thought about doing it. Heck, he looks progressive even now. And on that note, I’m going to call my parents to see if they threw out my copy of Earl Weaver Baseball.

  1. raysfan1 - Jan 19, 2013 at 7:18 PM

    Awesome video, thanks, DJ.

  2. zipsports - Jan 19, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Reblogged this on zipsports and commented:
    Great video

  3. sophiethegreatdane - Jan 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Sitting in my favorite pizza joint in Baltimore (Johnny Rads) and having bar-hopped my way here by way via Slainte, Koopers, and Ale Mary’s, I can say that Earl’s passing is on the lips of many here in town. He was an icon, a character, and a source of fond memories and great stories.

    Do a YouTube search on Earl’s last day as Os manager. It’s a magical moment.

    Mr. Weaver you will be missed.

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