Have you heard about Bill Werber? If you’re an avid reader of newspapers, chances are you have in the last few days.
Werber celebrated his 100th birthday Friday, inspiring a slew of retrospective stories about Duke’s first All-American basketball player and the oldest living major league baseball player. Werber now lives in Charlotte and seems as garrulous and affable as ever. So instead of picking choice excerpts, we’re just going to provide a laundry list of Werber links, and pick through them at your own convenience. Start with Dave Sheinin’s in the Washington Post, if we may recommend one:
- Ex Big-Leaguer Werber Has Many Stories to Choose From (Washington Post)
- Oldest living major leaguer, 100, still going strong (ESPN)
- Oldest big-leaguer Werber turns 100 (USA Today)
- Oldest Living Major Leaguer Has Stories to Tell (The New York Times)
- Ex-big leaguer hits age 100 (Charlotte Observer)
–by Ben Cohen