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05-24-2007, 11:51 PM
Posted By: <b>Keith</b><p>I just picked up this vintage Baseball uni at an estate auction. I believe it is a jersey for the Percy Jones Army Hospital baseball team. <br />The jersey is fairly large (size 46), has a zipper front, and Percy Jones is sewn on the front, and number 29 on back. I haven't seen many zipper jersey, are they uncommon or am I just inexperienced. I have included a scan of the tag. The Percy Jones hospital was open from 1942 to I think 1954. Does the Wilson tag fit with this era? <br /><br />The Hospital treated many WWII wounded vets (I think Bob Dole was actually treated there), and I have just started some research into the hospital and possible baseball ties. It would be pretty neat if a major leaguer spent some time there during the war but so far haven't found anything like that.<br />Any advice on where to start with my research?<br /><br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/PercyJonesfront.jpg"><br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/PercyJonesback.jpg"><br /><img src="http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n193/kjjavic/PercyJonestag.jpg">

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05-25-2007, 01:11 AM
Posted By: <b>davidcycleback</b><p>This link has a nice history and pictures of the hospital, including notable patients (Yes, Bob Dole was a patient).<br /><a href="http://www.dlis.dla.mil/FederalCenter/Percyyears.asp" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://www.dlis.dla.mil/FederalCenter/Percyyears.asp</a><br /><br />The Great Lakes Naval Training Center had a college level football team during WWII (played Notre Dame), so a big Army hospital could have had a baseball team.

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05-25-2007, 09:56 AM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>Keith- The Wilson tag does fit that era. Zipper jerseys were also common for that period.<br /><br />Good luck with the research. Would be very interesting if you dig something up about a PJ baseball team.<br /><br />