In this Saturday, Oct. 6, 1979, file photo, Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, left, is soaked with champagne after the Orioles defeated the California Angeles 8-0 to win the American League championship.
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Earl Weaver always was up for an argument, especially with an umpire.
At the slightest provocation, the Earl of Baltimore would spin his hat back, point his finger at an ump's chest and fire away. The Hall of Fame manager would even tangle with his own players, if necessary.
All this from a 5 feet, 6 inch pepperpot who hated to be doubted. ...