Former Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies At 82 | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Former Orioles Manager Earl Weaver Dies At 82

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died Friday night at the age of 82, reports the Associated Press.

Weaver suffered an apparent heart attack while on an Orioles fantasy cruise in the Caribbean, according to NBC Washington and WNST Radio in Baltimore.

Weaver won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles. The Duke of Earl, as he was affectionately known in Baltimore, took the Orioles into the World Series four times over 17 seasons but won only one title, in 1970. His .583 winning percentage ranks fifth among managers who served 10 or more seasons in the 20th century.

Weaver was the type of manager who preferred to wait for a three-run homer rather than manufacture a run with a stolen base or a bunt. He was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Sept. 2

You can see a selection of Chinese films or meditate on the meaning of the word “axis” at an art exhibition.

NPR

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
NPR

The Politics Of Calling In Sick

A growing grass-roots movement aims to establish paid sick leave in the U.S., enjoying some success at the city and state level. The issue is already playing big in 2014 political races.
NPR

Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.