‘‘I wouldn’t want to talk to him if he hasn’t had a cigarette in 10 days,’’ Miller joked. ‘‘They’ve probably got him tied to a chair.’’
Weaver was a brilliant manager, but he never made it to the majors as a player. He finally quit after spending 13 years as a second baseman in the St. Louis organization.
‘‘He talked about how he could drive in 100 runs a year, score 100 runs and never make an error,’’ Johnson said. ‘‘He said he never got to the big leagues because the Cardinals had too many good players in front of him.’’