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, unfortunate 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.
Instead of Carter being a member of the “Toronto” Blue Jays, he was a member of the “Torotno” Blue Jays.
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.