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Born: November 11, 1915|
Trenton, New Jersey
Died: January 23, 1989 (aged 73)|
Trenton, New Jersey
|September 8, 1937 for the Washington Senators|
Last MLB appearance
|August 3, 1947 for the Washington Senators|
Career highlights and awards
George Washington Case (November 11, 1915 – January 23, 1989) was an American left and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Washington Senators. Possibly the sport's fastest player between the 1920s and 1950s, he is the only player to lead the major leagues in stolen bases five consecutive times (from
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Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Case attended the Peddie School in Hightstown and made his first appearance with the Senators in September
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In retirement, Case opened a sporting goods store in Trenton, and also coached at Rutgers from 1950 to 1960, winning the school's only College World Series berth in his first year. He later coached for the expansion Senators from 1961–63, and for the Minnesota Twins (the relocated original Senators) in 1968; he also managed in the Pacific Coast League for two seasons in the 1960s. In 1969 he became a minor league instructor for the Yankees, and later had the same position with the Seattle Mariners. He died of emphysema at age 73 in Trenton.
- List of Major League Baseball leaders in career stolen bases
- List of Major League Baseball runs scored champions
- List of Major League Baseball stolen base champions
- Major League Baseball titles leaders
- Okrent, Daniel (1988). The Ultimate Baseball Book. Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin Company. p. 352. ISBN 0395361451.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Central Jersey Baseball