gorker – A term used by Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver for a cheap hit. “In the ninth, Tippy Martinez…gave up two cheap singles. ‘You hate to take a guy out after two gorkers,’ manager Earl Weaver said” (Washington Post, June 12, 1983).
In addition to being a wordsmith, Weaver was ejected from more games than anyone else in history, and deservedly so. Yet behind that boisterous facade was the keen baseball mind of a very successful manager. Only Joe McCarthy compiled more 100-win seasons than Weaver.