Do you actually get paid to write this?
Originally Posted by LouGehrig
<Weaver’s approach produced four pennants but only one World Championship,>
So Cox is no good, and McCarthy is God?
<The "Can't Lose" Orioles Lost
The 1969 Orioles won 109 games. Future Hall of Famers Jim Palmer, Frank Robinson, and Brooks Robinson were key members of the team that was prohibitive favorites to beat Gil Hodges’ Mets in the World Series. The Birds pitching staff had a 2.83 team ERA, allowed only 7.4 hits and 3.1 runs a game, and had an incredible 20 shutouts, 19 of which were complete games. The Orioles offense averaged 4.81 runs a game and hit 175 home runs. After winning the first game of the Series handily, the “can’t lose” Orioles lost the next four.>
Earl definitely went into a hitting slump
<Gil Hodges and Earl Weaver: Contrasting Styles
Years later, Mets’ shortstop Bud Harrelson asked, “Do you think Earl Weaver would have gotten that call from DiMuro?”>
Wow, there's a provable speculation
<Two World Series Losses to the Pirates
The Orioles repeated as pennant winners in 1970 and 1971. They beat the Reds in a five game World Series, led by Brooks’ Robinson great defense at third base in 1970, but in the 1971 World Series, Weaver and the Orioles found themselves losers as Danny Murtaugh’s team rebounded after losing the first two games at Baltimore to win in seven. Many blamed Weaver because he played injured first baseman Boog Powell, who hit only .111 in the Series and was visibly in pain at each at-bat.>
I guess the Dodgers were stupid for playing Gibson in 88
<Weaver Confronted Palmer
Earl Weaver’s character was clearly visible at the Sports Boosters of Maryland Headliners Banquet in November, 2000. Weaver was being “roasted” as guest of honor when Jim Palmer needled Weaver about his height and drinking habits, at one point saying that the Maryland police were relieved that Weaver moved to Florida. Weaver got wild and told the audience that during his career, Palmer had claimed injuries he didn’t have. Weaver then confronted Palmer directly and had to be led away by former Orioles’ first baseman Lee May.>
Assuming this actually happened, what exactly does this have to do with his Hall of Fame qualifications?
<Playoffs and World Series Record
Earl Weaver is in the Hall of Fame based on his managerial achievements during the regular season.>
Problem being ...?
<He is 0-2 in the playoffs and 1-3 in the World Series. Too bad Gil Hodges didn’t manage those Orioles teams.>
Would Hodges have even gotten Earl's team to the playoffs?
What were they from 1966-1975?
Originally Posted by SamtheBravesFan
Mythical SF Chronicle scouting report: "That Jeff runs like a deer. Unfortunately, he also hits AND throws like one." I am Venus DeMilo - NO ARM! I can play like a big leaguer, I can field like Luzinski, run like Lombardi. The secret to managing is keeping the ones who hate you away from the undecided ones. I am a triumph of quantity over quality. I'm almost useful, every village needs an idiot.
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