Originally Posted by chicoruiz
Bill Werber -3B on the 1939-40 pennant winners...First player to come to the plate in a televised game...Lived to be 100; at the time of his death he was the oldest former player and the last living person to have played against Babe Ruth.
Before he died he said that he no longer watched baseball; one of the reasons that he gave was that he was dismayed to see Johnny Damon's long hair and beard. In 2008 Werber said, "I don't like the appearance of a lot of the players. The hair's too long. Their beards are too evident. They're a grubby-looking bunch of caterwaulers."