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Solution

From clue 3 we know that the vest jersey was worn in the 1970s and that Bobo played in the 1950s. Lefty played later than the man who wore the uniform with the “military” collar (clue 1) and earlier than the man who wore the vest jersey (clue 5), so he must have played in the 1930s, and the man who wore the uniform with the “military” collar played in the 1910s. From clue 3 we know that Bobo didn’t wear a brown uniform. Since Jones, whose first name isn’t Bobo, played after the man who wore the zippered jersey (clue 6), Lefty wore the brown zippered jersey and Jones wore the vest jersey. By elimination, Bobo wore the pinstriped uniform. Since Rogers didn’t wear the “military” collar (clue 4), and his first name isn’t Lefty (clue 5), he must be Bobo. The uniform with the “military” collar isn’t blue (clue 1), and it wasn’t worn by Jones (clue 6), so the blue uniform was worn by Bobo. Clue 4 tells us that the uniform with the “military” collar is not red, so the vest jersey must be red. By elimination, the uniform with the “military” collar is green. By clue 2, Ace didn’t wear the red uniform, so he wore the green uniform. Also by clue 2, Ace’s last name isn’t McFinn, so McFinn must be Lefty and Lopez must be Ace. By elimination, Tex’s last name is Jones. So the solution is as follows:
  • Tex Jones wore a red uniform with a vest jersey in the 1970s.

  • Bobo Rogers wore a blue uniform with pinstripes in the 1950s.

  • Ace Lopez wore a green uniform with a “military” collar in the 1910s.

  • Lefty McFinn wore a brown uniform with a zippered front in the 1930s.

 


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