– Oldest living former MLB player

June 23, 2008

Billy Werber, Duke 1930, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player and Duke’s first All-American basketball player, turned 100 years old on June 20, 2008. He spent two seasons playing alongside Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Werber is the final surviving teammate of both Ruth and Gehrig.

  • “In my first game, (as a Yankee) i got on base ahead of Babe Ruth ,” “He hit a home run and I ran around the bases, full speed, because i wanted to show those Yankees how fast i could run. When Ruth came in he patted me on the head and said “You don’t have to run like that when the Babe hits one”.
  • In his first National League season, Werber became the first player ever to bat on television during a game between Cincinnati and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field (August 26, 1939).
  • He no longer watches baseball; one of his stated reasons is that he was dismayed to see Johnny Damon’s long hair and beard. article here and Washington Post article here. You can vote or leave comments on the article submitted to here.

If you would like to read more about Billy Werber you can check out his wikipedia page.

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Don’t forget to check out the podcasts. – Co Founder of iPling is a Sigma Chi

June 9, 2008

I randomly came across this article today. Turns out that the co-founder of iPling is a USC Sigma Chi.

What’s iPling? iPling is an iPhone application that helps you meet other iPhone users who share common interests with you.

So if you have an iPhone, then go check out iPling.

We also linked to the article from, so if you want to comment about it you can go here.

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Don’t forget to check out the podcasts. – Podcast Episode 4

June 3, 2008

Sigma Chi podcast by – Episode 4: Founder William Lewis Lockwood
Host: Jacob Cook Running Time: 10:40

First Section: Did You Know? Founder William Lewis Lockwood
Second Section: Discussing the history of Derby Days.
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