Billy Werber Stats

Billy Werber was born on Saturday, June 20, 1908, in Berwyn, Maryland. Werber was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on June 25, 1930, with the New York Yankees. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Billy Werber baseball stats page.

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" Babe Ruth hit a home run and I wanted to show them how fast I could run (the bases / Bill was on first). So I get into the dugout, and - finally - Babe got into the dugout. He patted me on the head and said, 'Son, you don't have to run like that when The Babe hits one.'" - Bill Werber (AP Wire, 01/22/2009)

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Billy Werber Autograph on a 1985 Goudey Baseball Card (#283 / Reprint)

Billy Werber Autograph on a 1985 Goudey Baseball Card (#283 / Reprint)

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Birth Name:
William Murray Werber
Nickname:
Bill, Billy
Born On:
06-20-1908  (Gemini)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Berwyn, Maryland
Year of Death Data Died On:
01-22-2009 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Charlotte, North Carolina
Cemetery:
Sharon Memorial Park, Charlotte, North Carolina
High School:
McKinley High School (Berwyn, MD)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-10
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
06-25-1930 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-05-1942
Draft:
Not Applicable

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Billy Werber Pitching Stats

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Billy Werber Hitting Stats

1930 22 Yankees 4 14 5 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286 .412 .286
1933 25 Yankees 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000
1933 25 Red Sox 108 425 64 110 30 6 3 0 39 33 0 39 13 0 0 0 .259 .312 .379
1934 26 Red Sox 152 623 129 200 41 10 11 0 67 77 2 37 15 0 1 21 .321 .397 .472
1935 27 Red Sox 124 462 84 118 30 3 14 0 61 69 3 41 14 0 4 8 .255 .357 .424
1936 28 Red Sox 145 535 89 147 29 6 10 0 67 89 4 37 11 0 4 7 .275 .382 .407
1937 29 Athletics 128 493 85 144 31 4 7 0 70 74 1 39 8 0 1 14 .292 .386 .414
1938 30 Athletics 134 499 92 129 22 7 11 0 69 93 0 37 5 0 2 17 .259 .377 .397
1939 31 Reds 147 599 115 173 35 5 5 0 57 91 2 46 11 0 6 12 .289 .388 .389
1940 32 Reds 143 584 105 162 35 5 12 0 48 68 5 40 3 0 8 7 .277 .361 .416
1941 33 Reds 109 418 56 100 9 2 4 0 46 53 3 24 4 0 2 9 .239 .328 .299
1942 34 Giants 98 370 51 76 9 2 1 0 13 51 1 22 4 0 4 11 .205 .308 .249
11 Years 1,295 5,024 875 1,363 271 50 78 0 539 701 21 363 88 0 32 116 .271 .364 .392

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Billy Werber Fielding Stats

1930 Yankees 3B 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1930 Yankees SS 3 3 81 22 7.3 21 12 9 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .955 7.00
1933 Yankees 3B 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1933 Yankees RF 1 0 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1933 Red Sox 2B 2 1 21 4 2.0 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.14
1933 Red Sox 3B 38 36 768 109 2.9 102 39 63 7 7 n/a n/a n/a .936 3.59
1933 Red Sox SS 71 62 1,650 354 5.0 322 128 194 32 36 n/a n/a n/a .910 5.27
1934 Red Sox 3B 130 130 3,423 488 3.8 459 136 323 29 25 n/a n/a n/a .941 3.62
1934 Red Sox SS 22 22 606 126 5.7 112 43 69 14 14 n/a n/a n/a .889 4.99
1935 Red Sox 3B 123 122 3,303 465 3.8 438 174 264 27 20 n/a n/a n/a .942 3.58
1936 Red Sox 2B 1 1 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1936 Red Sox 3B 102 99 2,547 292 2.9 273 112 161 19 16 n/a n/a n/a .935 2.89
1936 Red Sox LF 38 37 996 87 2.3 85 80 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.30
1936 Red Sox RF 7 7 135 11 1.6 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.20
1937 Athletics 3B 125 125 3,153 409 3.3 392 132 260 17 25 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.36
1937 Athletics CF 2 0 12 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1937 Athletics LF 2 1 27 5 2.5 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 5.00
1938 Athletics 3B 134 134 3,411 464 3.5 434 168 266 30 21 n/a n/a n/a .935 3.44
1939 Reds 3B 147 147 3,921 507 3.4 473 165 308 34 32 n/a n/a n/a .933 3.26
1940 Reds 3B 143 143 3,813 443 3.1 426 139 287 17 24 n/a n/a n/a .962 3.02
1941 Reds 3B 107 106 2,868 392 3.7 376 120 256 16 30 n/a n/a n/a .959 3.54
1942 Giants 3B 93 90 2,355 330 3.5 306 79 227 24 14 n/a n/a n/a .927 3.51
3B Totals 1,144 1,132 29,574 3,899 3.4 3,679 1,264 2,415 220 214 n/a n/a n/a .944 3.36
SS Totals 96 87 2,337 502 5.2 455 183 272 47 53 n/a n/a n/a .906 5.26
LF Totals 40 38 1,023 92 2.3 90 85 5 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.38
RF Totals 8 7 141 11 1.4 11 10 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.11
2B Totals 3 2 27 4 1.3 4 2 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.00
CF Totals 2 0 12 4 2.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
11 Years 1,293 1,266 33,114 4,512 3.5 4,243 1,548 2,695 269 267 n/a n/a n/a .940 3.46

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Billy Werber Miscellaneous Stats

1930 Yankees 0 0 .000 0 0 n/a 0.0 14.0 7.0 - - -
1933 Yankees 0 0 .000 1 1 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1933 Red Sox 15 5 .750 4 4 n/a 141.7 10.9 10.9 - - -
1934 Red Sox 40 15 .727 0 0 n/a 56.6 16.8 9.3 - - -
1935 Red Sox 29 7 .806 1 0 n/a 33.0 11.3 7.6 - - -
1936 Red Sox 23 13 .639 0 1 n/a 53.5 14.5 8.0 - - -
1937 Athletics 35 13 .729 2 0 n/a 70.4 12.6 7.0 - - -
1938 Athletics 19 15 .559 0 0 n/a 45.4 13.5 7.2 - - -
1939 Reds 15 8 .652 0 0 n/a 119.8 13.0 10.5 - - -
1940 Reds 16 9 .640 0 0 n/a 48.7 14.6 12.2 - - -
1941 Reds 14 4 .778 2 0 n/a 104.5 17.4 9.1 - - -
1942 Giants 9 6 .600 3 2 n/a 370.0 16.8 28.5 - - -
11 Years 215 95 .694 13 8 n/a 64.4 13.8 9.3 - - -

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Billy Werber Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1930 New York Yankees 20 $2,700.00 n/a -
1933 New York Yankees 24 $3,500.00 - -
1933 Boston Red Sox 22 "     " - -
1934 Boston Red Sox 20 Undetermined - -
1935 Boston Red Sox 2 Undetermined - -
1936 Boston Red Sox 2 , 5 Undetermined - -
1937 Philadelphia Athletics 5 $9,000.00 - -
1938 Philadelphia Athletics 3 $10,000.00 - -
1939 Cincinnati Reds 18 Undetermined - Stats
1940 Cincinnati Reds 18 Undetermined - Stats
1941 Cincinnati Reds 18 Undetermined - -
1942 New York Giants 1 $13,000.00 - -
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William Murray Werber was a Major League Baseball player with the New York Yankees (1930, 1933), Boston Red Sox (1933-1936), Philadelphia Athletics (1937-1938), Cincinnati Reds (1939-1941), and New York Giants (1942). Billy, his nickname, originally attended Berwyn High School, but was kicked out, and told Baseball Almanac, "I got kicked out because I wrote a poem! In English class I turned in this as an assignment, 'A great big eagle flew from the south, With old man Beebe in its mouth, And when he saw he had a fool, He dropped him over the Berwyn School.' Beebe was the principal and he wrote a letter home to my father that said, 'I think your son needs schooling at somewhere other than the Berwyn.'"

Billy Werber Rookie Baseball Card
Billy Werber Rookie Card | 1934 Goudey Baseball Card (#75) | Baseball Almanac Collection
Did you know that when Billy Werber died on January 22, 2009, in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was sitting first-overall on our Top 500 Oldest Living Major League Baseball Players chart, AND , the last surviving teammate of Babe Ruth ?

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