Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver dies during Orioles cruise1/19/2013
He wanted his tombstone to read, "The sorest loser that ever lived." And Earl Weaver, the Hall of Fame manager of the Baltimore Orioles who died Friday at 82 on a team-affiliated cruise, was certainly that: He was tossed from 91 games for chewing out umpires. But his feistiness came with a barbed charm, such as when he told a struggling player, "If you know how to cheat, start now." Even his running feud with Jim Palmer, another Hall of Famer, was often played for laughs. Weaver ragged on the pitcher for his prima donna approach, and Palmer fired back, "The only thing Earl knows about big-league pitching is that he couldn't hit it." [Source]
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