Ex-Big Leaguer Werber Passes Away at 100
Bill Werber, the College Park native and McKinley Tech alum who was the oldest living ex-major leaguer, died peacefully today in Charlotte, N.C. at the age of 100, according to his son.
Werber was the last remaining ex-teammate of Babe Ruth. He played 11 seasons in the majors, including parts of two seasons with Ruth's Yankees, and also played alongside Hall of Famers Jimmy Foxx, Ted Williams and Lefty Grove.
His 100th birthday last June drew national publicity, including this feature in The Washington Post, and he was a legendary storyteller who wrote a book, Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and Baseball in the 1930s, that related his best stories.
If we get any further details about funeral arrangements, I'll post an update here.
January 22, 2009; 4:20 PM ET
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