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George Washington Case, Jr.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Outfielder George Case is the most famous of the major leaguers named after President Washington. Case spent most of his career with the Washington Senators, and led the league in stolen bases six times during his career. He also had batting averages in the top ten during the wartime years.

In 1946 his speed was matched up against that of Jesse Owens in a race. Both were perhaps a bit past their prime at the time. Owens beat Case by a small margin.

After his playing days ended, he coached at Rutgers University from 1950 to 1960, he was a Washington Senators coach from 1961 to 1963 and a member of the Minnesota Twins coaching staff in 1968, as first base coach.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 4-time AL All-Star (1939 & 1943-1945)
  • AL Runs Scored Leader (1943)
  • 6-time AL Stolen Bases Leader (1939-1943 & 1946)
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons: 4 (1939, 1940, 1942 & 1943)
  • 50 Stolen Bases Seasons; 2 (1939 & 1943)

[edit] Records Held

  • Hits, doubleheader, 9, 7/4/40 (tied)

[edit] Year-by-Year Managerial Record

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1965 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League 75-72 6th (t) Washington Senators
1966 Hawaii Islanders Pacific Coast League 63-84 10th Washington Senators
1967 York White Roses Eastern League -- 8th Washington Senators Replaced Billy Klaus
1969 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 52-27 1st New York Yankees none League Champions
1970 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 41-28 2nd New York Yankees
1971 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 45-23 1st New York Yankees none League Champions
1972 Oneonta Yankees New York-Penn League 45-25 2nd New York Yankees

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