(NEW YORK) — The sport of baseball has lost a legend. Early Saturday morning, Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver died at the age of 82.
The former Baltimore Orioles manager was on an Orioles fantasy cruise when he collapses in his room. He never regained conciseness.
Weaver managed the Orioles for 17 seasons. He took them to four World Series, and won the World Series back in 1970. Weaver finished his career with 1,480, which is the most in franchise history.
“It’s a sad day. Earl was a terrific manager,” Orioles vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette said. “The simplicity and clarity of his leadership and passion for baseball was unmatched. He’s a treasure for the Orioles. He leaves a terrific legacy of winning baseball with the Orioles and we’re so grateful for his contribution. He has a legacy that will live on.”
Weaver was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire