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.

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 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

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