George Case, who led the American League...
George Case, who led the American League in stolen bases 6 times, died in Trenton, N.J., of emphysema. He was 73.
Case, who most recently lived in Morrisville, Pa., played for the Washington Senators in 1937-45 and was traded to Cleveland in 1946 before finishing his career with the Senators. He led the American League in steals from 1939 through 1943 and also in 1946. He had a career high of 61 in 1943.
In 11 major league seasons, Case hit .282 and stole 349 bases. The outfielder was a 4-time all-star and led the league with 102 runs scored in 1943.
His best season was 1942, when he hit .320 with 44 RBIs and 101 runs scored.