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Athletic Hall of Fame

James Case

James Case


At Rochester:

  • A football player for two years and swim team member for three, Case was a two-year standout pitcher for the baseball varsity at Rochester
  • On the swim team, he set school records in the 200-yard backstroke and as a member of the 400-yard medley relay team
  • As a pitcher on the baseball team, he threw a one-hitter against RPI, a two-hitter against Hamilton, and a three-hitter against St. Lawrence
  • He was a mainstay pitcher for the 1960 team that compiled the school’s best record in 15 years (8-2), as well as an excellent hitter


  • Signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers after his junior year, and pitched for their farm club in Panama City, Florida that summer
  • Pursued graduate studies at the University of Michigan, earning a Masters (1963) and PhD (1967) in math
  • Has taught at several universities including Wisconsin, Princeton, and Johns Hopkins
  • He has written three books, assorted op-ed pieces, book reviews, and feature articles as a science writer
  • He lives with his wife of fifty years (and former U of R classmate) Patricia, in Baltimore. They have three children and five grandchildren