ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Martin O’Malley released the following statement on the passing of former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Earl Weaver, a beloved Baltimore legend, a pioneer, and one of the greatest baseball managers of our time.
“As manager, many will remember Earl for ushering in a new era of success for the Baltimore Orioles. In 17 seasons as manager, he led the O's to four World Series - including the memorable World Championship victory of 1970. Though we will miss him dearly, he will always be remembered for his passion for baseball and his spirited dedication to the Orioles and the City of Baltimore.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”