About Earl Weaver Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Former Major League Baseball manager, Earl Weaver had spent his entire managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles making the Earl Weaver autographed baseball a significant piece. He was born on August 14, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri. He also worked as a color commentator for the ABC television covering the 1983 World Series together with Al Michaels and Howard Cosell.
When he became the manager of the Orioles, the team won six Eastern Division titles, four American League pennants, and a World Series championship leading to the recognition of Earl Weaver autographed baseball. His managerial record is 1,480-1,060 (.583) which includes 100+ win seasons in 1969, 108 in 1970, 101 in 1971, 102 in 1979, and 100 in 1980. He was also famous for being notorious in giving profanity-laced interviews. His managerial philosophy was outlined in his book, “Weaver on Strategy” is oft-quoted as “Pitching, Defense, and the Three Run Homer.” He was also noted to be the manager who often uses the so-called “inside baseball” tactics like the stolen base, the hit-and-run, or the sacrifice bunt.
He also made use of the bench. In 1970s, he made use of platoons like he how he use Gary Roenicke and John Lowenstein in left field, absent affordable full-time solutions. He also exploited a loophole in the Designated Hitter rule by listing a starting pitcher as a DH for them not to lose a hitter if the opposing pitcher would be ineffective or get injured before it was the Designated Hitter’s turn in the batting order.