A workhorse for an up and coming Baltimore Orioles franchise, reliever Wes Stock compiled an aggregate 19-4 mark over six seasons (1959-1964) with the club. This Orioles home jersey was worn by Stock during a 1962 season that saw him go 3-2 despite the team’s overall losing record. The cream-colored flannel zippered garment features felt identifiers, proper “Wilson” tagging and the original “laughing Bird” patch. Outstanding game wear is documented in an LOA from Baltimore/Washington memorabilia expert Phil Wood. More on our website.
The cream-colored flannel zippered garment features “Orioles” angled across the chest in orange-on-black felt with a lengthy paraph accenting the script-style mascot name. In orange-on-black felt block-style numerals, “18” is sewn to the back and left front, while black piping lines the collar and zipper path. Within the collar, a white felt swatch has “18 1962” embroidered identifiers, while the vented left front tail is home to a “Wilson” size “42” label. There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. The original chain-stitched “laughing Bird” patch is remains on the left sleeve, though is partially separated due to repeated washing and subsequent minor league wear. Evidence of game wear includes minor fabric pilling, scattered faint stains and minimal color fading.