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Earl Weaver Autographed Baseball


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Earl Weaver Autographed Baseball

Earl Sidney Weaver (August 14, 1930 – January 19, 2013) was an American professional baseball player, Hall of Fame Major League manager, author, and television broadcaster. After playing in minor league baseball, he retired without playing in Major League Baseball (MLB). He became a minor league manager, and then managed in MLB for 17 years with the Baltimore Orioles (1968–82; 1985–86). Weaver’s style of managing was summed up in the quote: “pitching, defense, and the three-run homer.” He did not believe in placing emphasis on “small ball” tactics such as stolen bases, hit and run plays, or sacrifice bunts. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.

Born: August 14, 1930
St. Louis, Missouri
Died: January 19, 2013 (aged 82)
Aboard Celebrity Silhouette, Caribbean
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1968, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
October 5, 1986, for the Baltimore Orioles
MLB statistics
Games 2,540
Win-loss record 1,480–1,060
Winning % .583
As coach
Baltimore Orioles (1967)
As manager
Baltimore Orioles (1968–1982, 1985–1986)
Career highlights and awards
World Series champion (1970)
Baltimore Orioles #4 retired
Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame
Member of the National
Baseball Hall of Fame
Inducted 1996
Vote Veterans’ Committee

The ball includes a Letter of Authenticity from The Joe DiMaggio Estate.

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