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Bill Werber dies at 100; Yankee teammate of Babe Ruth

Bill Werber, who was the oldest living former major league baseball player and a teammate of Babe Ruth, has died at age 100. Werber died Thursday morning of age-related causes after moving into an assisted-care facility in Charlotte, N.C., three weeks ago, his son Bill Jr. told the Associated Press. A third baseman 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 often told a story from the 1930 season, when he got on base for the Yankees and Ruth came to bat and hit a towering home run. Werber, a nervous rookie, ran as hard as he could toward home...