Thread: RIP Earl Weaver
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by russ99 View Post
Earl waited on the 3 run homer way too much for my taste, but what a great manager.

Plus he poured his vast knowledge into Earl Weaver Baseball, the first serious computer baseball game, which still has the best lineup generation ever. I played in sim leagues with the Amiga version

RIP, Earl.
What's funny about the "wait for the three run homer" strategy he used is that in '73 and '74 his Orioles led the league in stolen bases and they were third and fourth in '75 and '76. His teams were built around solid pitching and if he had big boppers in his lineup like Boog Powell and Frank Robinson he was content to sit around and wait for the homers, but he could make things happen when he had a lineup with Paul Blair and Don Baylor. A very good manager. RIP.

Go Sox!!!
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