William Murray “Bill” Werber (1908-2009) was the first Duke University basketball player to be named an All-American, was the first Major League Baseball player in history to hit four consecutive doubles in an American League game and is the only player to have completed the feat in both leagues. Werber came up with the New York Yankees in 1930 and played three games in 1933 before falling prey to the depth chart and becoming expendable behind All-Star Frank Crosetti at short and Hall of Famers Tony Lazzeri and Joe Sewell at second and third, respectively. Bill played third base for the majority of his career and posted a .944 fielding percentage at the hot corner. Werber played 11 seasons in the Major leagues with New York (1930, 1933) the Boston Red Sox (1933-1936), the Philadelphia Athletics (1937-1938), the Cincinnati Reds (1939-1941) and the New York Giants (1942). Werber’s best season came in 1934 as he led the American League in plate appearances (714) and stolen bases (40) while batting .321 with 200 hits including 41 doubles, 10 triples and 11 home runs. He led the AL three times in stolen bases and conversely twice in caught stealing and one time in runs scored in 1939. Bill played in back-to-back World Series with the Reds in 1939 and 1940 winning the 1940 championships as Cincinnati defeated the Detroit Tigers in seven games. Bill Werber finished his career in 1942 having collected 1,363 hits, 875 runs, 539 RBI and 215 stolen bases while batting .271 in 1,295 career games.