Earl Weaver, Dead at 82

In MemoriumEarl Weaver was 82. He was the fiery Hall of Fame manager who won 1,480 games with the Baltimore Orioles.

On September 15, 1977, in Toronto, Weaver asked umpire Marty Springstead to have a tarpaulin covering the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen area removed; the tarp was weighed down by bricks and Weaver argued that his left fielder could be injured if he ran into the bricks while chasing a foul ball. When the umpire refused to order the Blue Jays to move the tarp, Weaver pulled the Orioles off the field, forcing the umpire to declare a forfeit: the only forfeit in Orioles history.



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Blind Dave

Thanks for the reminder about he bricks. I had forgotten that bit of Jays history.

Loved the video and have saved it. Priceless.

January 19, 2013 @ 12:24 PM

Matt

WAIT 5 OR 10 YEARS AND SEE WHOS IN THE HALL!

FOR WHAT?!? FUCKING UP WORLD SERIES?


Lmao that's the best part of the exchange.

Bill Haller actually had a pretty good umpiring career. Too bad most only know him from this clip.

R.I.P Earl Weaver

January 19, 2013 @ 2:08 PM

Willy Nilly

I had the pleasure of shaking hands with Earl at a Jays' Fan Fest in the 90s. (I'm not into autographs.) A short chat ensured and I reminded Earl of his quote, which is one of my favourites: "This ain't football.....we do it every day."

Earl lived and died with the 3 run homer philosophy. A legend of the game!

January 19, 2013 @ 7:37 PM

Argie

That was awesome. I love how the ump fires back with f-bombs of his own.

January 21, 2013 @ 9:26 AM

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