BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Altobelli, the manager who led the Baltimore Orioles to their most recent World Series title in 1983, has died at the age of 88.
The Orioles confirmed Altobelli’s death on Wednesday and in a statement said that the manager was a “tremendous leader.” Altobelli was hired by the Orioles before the 1983 season and immediately found success.
The team’s roster included future Hall of Famers like first baseman Eddie Murray, shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. and pitcher Jim Palmer. The Orioles won the World Series by beating the Philadelphia Phillies in five games.
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