The Globe -- Bethlehem
Saturday, May 12, 1928
A Swing Along Athletic Row

No Longer a Phil
Jimmy Wilson, who one time booted a soccer ball for the Bethlehem Steel team and also played backstop for a time on the Bethlehem club in the Steel League, is no longer a Phil. Wilson, a Philadelphia athlete, was believed a fixture with the Philadelphia nationals and his trade to the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday came as a big surprise. There is a unique feature to the trade of Wilson and it is believed that he is the only man in baseball who ever changed club uniforms during a game. One of the Philadelphia sports scribes called attention to this unusual procedure with the following: "Wilson was a Phil for two innings, then darted into Redbird regalia, and sat on the St. Louis bench, for the remainder of the game. The closest approach to the Wilson episode occurred to Harry Davis, of Philadelphia, once captain of the Athletics. Harry played in a double-header one day. He was a member of one club in the first bill and of the former's foe in the second. Davis' trade was unique until Wilson came along to rob him of that oddity."


1927-1928
Bethlehem Steel Soccer Club