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.