The Earl of Baltimore is one of the most beloved figures in the city's sports history. He led the O's to American League pennants, six division titles and five 100-win seasons. He stepped down after the 1982 season, a year before the Orioles' most recent World Series appearance. Weaver returned to the dugout in the middle of the '85 season and managed through1986, retiring for good after a seventh-place finish.
Weaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996. He won 1,480 games in his career for a .583 winning percentage, ninth-best in major-league history. Weaver never made the big leagues as a player, and never managed in the majors outsside of Baltimore. He was known fondly for getting into scrapes with umpires, and for his colorful language. This quote memorializes him in Cooperstown:
"The job of arguing with the umpire belongs to the manager, because it won't hurt the team if he gets thrown out of the game."