Wednesday, February 11, 2009
In this week's Blue Devil Weekly (yes, I am quite serious, and it is a great publication), talented columnist Bill Brill tells a great story about Babe Ruth. Bill Werber, Duke's first basketball All-American who just died at 100, was a teammate of the Babe's when both played for the Yankees. In fact, Werber was Babe Ruth's last living teammate. Brill writes that in Werber's first game, he was on first base when Babe Ruth hit a towering home run. Werber ran at full speed and reached home plate long before Babe Ruth "who used mincing steps when he connected. 'Kid, you don't have to run like that when the Babe gets hold of one,' said Ruth."