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Orioles to celebrate Weaver's life on April 20


SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will host a public celebration of life for legendary manager Earl Weaver on Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. ET at Camden Yards.

The program called. "A Celebration of Earl," will include a video tribute and a collection of notable guest speakers to honor the memory of the greatest manager in Orioles history, who died in January.

Guest speakers scheduled to appear include Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Rick Dempsey, Orioles manager Buck Showalter, National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson and Weaver's son, Mike Weaver.

Admission is free. Stadium Gates A and H will open at 1 p.m., with complimentary parking in B/C. The ballpark will be closed once the event has concluded and will re-open for that night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 5.

One of six Orioles Legends to receive his own larger-than-life bronze sculpture at the ballpark last season, Weaver died on Jan. 19, at the age of 82. The Orioles will wear a patch on their right uniform sleeve throughout the season in his honor.

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