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PKalltheway
01-22-2009, 05:57 PM
He once was a teammate of Babe Ruth, and played a big role in helping the Reds win the 1940 World Series. :rip:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/423/story/489924.html

whitesox901
01-22-2009, 07:21 PM
:rip:

MikeW
01-22-2009, 07:37 PM
Amazingl my Mom was a kid back in the 1930's in Buffalo,where the New York Giants had their farm team and she collected autographs of the entire 1935 Bisons. Bill Werber was on that team and guess what? Ray Schalk was the manager. I still have those autographs that are in an autograph book and they are signed in pencil!! How times have changed.

sox1970
01-22-2009, 07:49 PM
So who is the oldest living player now? Contreras?

TornLabrum
01-22-2009, 08:20 PM
So who is the oldest living player now? Contreras?

El Duque

ode to veeck
01-22-2009, 08:25 PM
El Duque

LMAO, but knowbody knows how old that actually is

PKalltheway
01-22-2009, 09:09 PM
According to wikipedia, Tony Malinosky is the oldest living player. He's 99, and will turn 100 on October 5th.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_oldest_living_Major_League_Baseball_player s

thomas35forever
01-22-2009, 09:15 PM
It's amazing he and his wife were married for 70 years.

Fenway
01-23-2009, 06:58 PM
I wonder if anybody is still alive that played with Ruth?

PKalltheway
01-23-2009, 07:31 PM
I wonder if anybody is still alive that played with Ruth?
I believe that Werber was the last one. If you take a look through the link that I posted earlier, it seems that nobody elses career among the oldest MLB players coincided with Ruth. Unless I overlooked somebody, I think that Werber was it.

I also believe that Bill Werber was also the last surviving member of the 1940 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.

Fenway
01-23-2009, 07:46 PM
I believe that Werber was the last one. If you take a look through the link that I posted earlier, it seems that nobody elses career among the oldest MLB players coincided with Ruth. Unless I overlooked somebody, I think that Werber was it.

I also believe that Bill Werber was also the last surviving member of the 1940 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.

I think so as well. I don't see anybody that could have played against him either.

Well the cornfield in heaven getting more crowded.