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WW II era major league baseball history - questions about specific WWII era players, stadiums, life in the major leagues, teams, impact of major league baseball upon American society during WWII (FDR's "Green Light" letter to the then Commissioner of Baseball) and the relationship of President Roosevelt with Washington Senators owner Clark Griffith in an effort to keep baseball "alive" during the darkest days of WWII.

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Son of a former major league baseball player, George Case Jr. who played in the major leagues from 1937-1947. I was the former Executive Director of SABR (Society for American Baseball Research) Have produced a DVD taken from my father's 8MM COLOR "home movies" of life in the major leagues from a ballplayer's perspective - currently marketing this DVD privately and also in conjunction with


SABR Bulletin - "Case's Corner" - newsletter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) "Growing Up at Griffith Stadium" - article published courtesy of The Big Train (Walter Johnson Baseball League) - Bethesda Maryland


BA - Rutgers University 1963 MA - Rider University 1979

Awards and Honors

Former Executive Director of SABR Consultant and speaker - City of Trenton NJ baseball exhibit - "When Trenton Baseball Roared Like Thunder" - 1994

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ev hughes10/31/12101010George Thanks for the quick reponse about .....
Paul07/30/11101010Thanks, George.
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ron lewis11/24/10101010thanks super effort
Laura11/03/10101010Thanks so much! I thought I remembered .....

Recent Answers from George W. Case III

2012-10-27 Rutgers:

Ev - thank you so  much for the kind words about my dad.  You have a very good memory - the dinner you mentioned was in Trenton and Mel Allen was the MC.  And we probably did meet that evening - there

2011-07-30 Bats and batboys:

Major league players do not buy their own bats - the team buys them but in many instances the bat manufacturers supply the bats to the players if the players are under contract to the bat manufacturer

2010-11-24 new york giant player search:

I'm not certain but you may be referring to Whitey Lockman - a left-handed first baseman who played for the NY Giants in the 1950's    Lockman was on base when Bobby Thomson hit his "shot heard round the

2010-11-03 Baseball:

"Tinker to Evers to Chance" - Chicago Cubs    Great infield - although they played together for quite some time - my understanding is that off the field they did not get along at all and barely spoke to

2010-11-02 pitchers mound:

It is called the rubber - pitcher must be in contact with the rubber when he goes into his windup - in the full wind-up (no men on base) pitcher will normally have his foot at least touching the rubber


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