Just the eighth pitcher in baseball history to fan three batters in one inning on just nine pitchers, former southpaw Billy Hoeft enjoyed a lengthy career in which he starred both on the mound and at the plate. This Baltimore Orioles home jersey was worn by Hoeft during the 1962 season. The cream-colored flannel button-down garment features felt identifiers and proper “Wilson” tagging. The all-original gamer shows nice use and comes with 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, “20” is sewn to the back and left front. This adds to the appeal of this O’s relic, as “20” was the first number retired by the Orioles (in honor of Frank Robinson) and game-worn examples are few and far between. Within the collar, a white felt swatch has an embroidered legend reading “20 62.” The vented and tapered left front tail is home to a “Wilson” size “44” label. There are six holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. On the left sleeve, the original “laughing Bird” patch is missing, though the orange felt outline remains. Solid wear is evident with perspiration-induced discoloration about the collar and underarms.