BALTIMORE (KMOX) – Baseball Hall of Fame manager and St. Louis native Earl Weaver is dead at the age of 82.

The Beaumont High School alumnus was drafted as a second baseman by the Cardinals, but never made it to the big leagues.

Weaver began his managerial career with the Baltimore Orioles in 1968 and won 1480 games, including the 1970 World Series title.

His number four jersey is retired by the Orioles.

Weaver was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1996.


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