Irascible, chain-smoking, umpire-baiting longtime Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver penned his own epitaph.
"On my tombstone just write, 'The sorest loser that ever lived,'" he once said.


Weaver, 82, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame and the winningest manager in the franchise's history, died late Friday while on a baseball-
themed cruise, said Monica Barlow, a team spokeswoman.


The cause apparently was a heart attack, the team said on its website.


Weaver, who piloted the Orioles from 1968 to 1982 and 1985-86, led the team to the 1970 World Series championship, four American League pennants and six American League East Division titles.

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