Joe Altobelli, manager who led O's to '83 WS, dies at 88
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.
The Hall of Fame remembers Joe Altobelli, manager of the 1983 World Champion @Orioles, who passed away on Wednesday. Altobelli also managed the @SFGiants and @Cubs, played for the @Indians and @Twins and was a longtime member of the @RocRedWings in many capacities. pic.twitter.com/OHaEq0C9WD— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ⚾ (@baseballhall) March 3, 2021