Saturday, January 19, 2013
Earl Weaver Dies--My Anecdote
Earl was manager of the Buffalo AAA club around 1967, which moved to my hometown of Niagara Falls due to race riots. As sometimes happened in those days, when rosters got short, managers who had played in the bigs would activate themselves for a day or two. So Zim did that--and hit a dinger. When I told Weaver that, he said he was managing the Rochester club at the time, and the dinger was hit off--all-time great Jim Palmer! Weaver, who had love/hate relationship with Palmer, said he never let him forget it...R.I.P.
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