Last Surviving Babe Ruth Teammate Dies

Bill Werber was 100 years old

Monday, Jan 26, 2009  |  Updated 4:18 PM EDT
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Bill Werber Recalls Playing With Babe Ruth

In his first-ever Major League baseball game, Bill Werber scored on a home run hit by none other than Babe Ruth.

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Bill Werber Recalls Playing With Babe Ruth

The oldest surviving teammate of Babe Ruth recalls his first game with the legend.
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Bill Werber, who was the oldest living Major Leaguer, has passed away.

Werber, who was 100 years old, died Thursday night at his home in Charlotte, N.C.

He was the last surviving teammate of Babe Ruth.

He played with the Yankees and Red Sox and was on the Cincinnati Reds championship team of 1940.

In 2007, he told WNBC about his first game in the bigs. Click the video box to the left to hear his story.

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