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Legendary baseball manager dies at 82.

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Earl Weaver the Hall of Fame manager of the Baltimore Orioles has died at the age of 82.

Weaver managed the Orioles from 1968-1982, while returning in 85' to manage for 2 more seasons.

He won 1 World Series, captured 4 American League Pennants and won 1,480 games while with the O's. 

Known as a winner by baseball standards, Weaver was also very confrontational and fiery with Umpires. 

He was ejected 91 times in his career, including being tossed once in both games of a doubleheader.

Weaver managed many Hall of Fame players in his tenure in Baltimore, including such greats as Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr.

Ripken said,"His passion for the game and the fire with which he managed will always be remembered by baseball fans everywhere and certainly by all of us who had the great opportunity to play for him.  Earl will be missed but he can't and won't be forgotten."

Weaver collapsed while on a cruise and died around 2 a.m. on January 18, 2013.

Weaver is survived by his wife, Maryanne, who was at his side when he passed.

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