BALTIMORE -- The Orioles announced Saturday that "A Celebration of Earl" tribute will now begin at 6 p.m. ET instead of 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.
The memorial, which will take place at Oriole Park at Camden Yards prior to the game against the Dodgers at 7:05 p.m., will honor the greatest manager in the organization's history, and the club's release said the time change is to allow more fans the chance to attend.
"A Celebration of Earl" will include a video tribute and a collection of notable guest speakers, including Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, current manager Buck Showalter, National Baseball Hall of Fame president Jeff Idelson and Earl's son, Mike Weaver.
One of six Orioles Legends to receive his own larger-than-life bronze sculpture at the ballpark last season, Weaver passed away in January at the age of 82. The Orioles are wearing a patch on their right uniform sleeve throughout the season in honor of the legendary manager. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/4earl to share their memories of Weaver.
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