Earl Weaver, the HOF manager of the Orioles 1968-1982, 1985-1986, died yesterday at the age of 82.
Weaver led the Orioles to four World Series (1969-1971, 1979), winning one (1970). Five of his teams won 100 games in a season, one—the 1980 Orioles—not even making the playoffs (in that pre-wild card era, they won 100 but the Yankees won 103).
He also guided the Orioles into the ALCS in 1973 and 1974.
His lifetime winning pct. was .583, which would be equal to an average of a 94-68 season.
Meanwhile, the LOHUD blog states that Jorge Posada will be in spring training camp as a guest instructor. Considering the current state of the Yankees’ catching right now, it’s a good thing that he will be. He may have a lot of work to do (Cervelli, Stewart, Romine, etc.).