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Earl Weaver 'OK' After Heart Attack


Former Baltimore manager Earl Weaver was hospitalized last week after having a heart attack, a club spokesman confirmed Monday night.

John Maroon, director of public relations for the team, said details were sketchy but the Orioles had been told that Weaver, who turns 68 on Friday, was taken to a South Florida hospital after suffering what was described as a mild heart attack before a golf outing.

"It was sometime last week. I'm not sure of the date," Maroon said. "It's our understanding that he spent one night in intensive care and is OK. I'm not sure if he's still in the hospital."

Weaver, who lives in Miami, was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1996. He served two stints as Baltimore's manager, compiling a 1,480-1,060 record in 17 seasons and winning six AL East titles and the 1970 World Series.

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