Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday: Joe Carter’s Misspelled Jersey

Typos happen all the time. Especially with the advent of the internet, spelling mistakes are incredibly common. However, the magnitude of typos range from small errors to big gaffes … which occasionally lead to comical moments like these.

For these week’s Flashback Friday, we take a look back at Joe Carter’s infamous misspelled jersey. The game was July 14th, 1994 against the Texas Rangers. Apparently it took a full six innings before anybody noticed that the “T” and “N” were mixed up.

So for more than half the game, Joe Carter was a member of the “Torotno Blue Jays”. If you think about it, it’s an easy mistake to make. Apparently the manufacturer, Wilson, is the one who stitched Carter’s jersey incorrectly.

And how cool is this? Brendan over at Toy Submarine captured that infamous uniform misspelling in a pair of paintings he did himself, and has them hanging in his own living room. A very unique piece of Blue Jays memorabilia, indeed!

Images courtesy of SI, 44th and Goal and Toy Submarine

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Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.


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