Oldest Ex-Major Leaguer, Teammate of Babe Ruth, Dies

Bill Werber, who was the oldest living ex-major leaguer and a former teammate of Babe Ruth, died at age 100.

Werber's son, Bill Jr., said his father died Thursday morning of "old age" after moving into an assisted care facility three weeks ago.

A career .271 hitter who led the American League in stolen bases three times, Werber played with Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx and Lefty Grove in stints with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox.

Werber also was a member of the 1940 World Series champion Cincinnati Reds, and Duke's first All-American basketball player.