Before laptops, spreadsheets and VORP, the wizard of Baltimore was winning pennants by following his own internal baseball calculus. Though he managed in the majors 23 years ago, Weaver still has acute insights into what works and what doesn't in the game he loves. At 78, he spends his time cooking, visiting the horse track, watching baseball on TV and playing gin rummy with buddies at his country club in Miami, sometimes after a round of golf, though not as often now that needing driver-three-wood-eight-iron to reach a par-4 has sapped much of the fun from his game.
Text: Tom Verducci/SI
Photo: Walter Iooss Jr./SI, James Drake/SI, Al Tielemans/SI