9 of the Worst MLB Uniform Typos
Although rare, whenever there is a misspelling on a player's uniform, be it an incorrect spelling of a player's name or a misspelling of the team name, both the press and players get a good laugh.
The manufacturers of the jerseys probably don't enjoy it as much as we do but, what the heck, let's get a quick look at some of the mistakes we've seen on jerseys throughout the years.
As you may have noticed, the misspelling here is on Eugenio Velez's jersey, in which the team's city was misspelled.
The press, obviously, had a lot of fun with the misspelling of San Francisco. "Maybe they left his shirt in San Fran-cis-co" quipped the headlines the next morning.
I'm sure Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman would have appreciated it if the NATIONALS team name that is in big bold letters across their chests was spelled correctly.
This occurred in 2009 against the Florida Marlins. The jerseys lasted for about three innings before both Dunn and Zimmerman put on new ones.
Ryan Gorgensen, on August 26, 2007, was not affected by the misspelling of his last name as he hit a first-inning grand slam off of the Florida Marlins.
He would later switch to a jersey which correctly spelled his last name after a few innings. Personally, if I hit a grand slam, I might keep the jersey on as it seemed to be working.
He struck out in his next at-bat and then flied out the next two times to finish the day 1-for-4.
August 16, 2007: Jeff Francoeur has the e and the u in his name switched around. The switch didn't help, as he went 0-for-4 on the night.
Eliezer Alfonzo made his major-league debut on June 3, 2006, with his last name misspelled on his jersey. Can you imagine getting to the big leagues, seeing your jersey for the first time and it has an incorrect spelling of you name?
It didn't phase Alfonzo, as he hit a two-run home run off the Mets' pitcher which, ultimately, won the Giants the game.
Perhaps being superstitious, Alfonzo played the following game the next day with the same misspelling on the jersey.
Back in 2005, Aaron Harang took the mound with the i missing in Cincinnati. It may be that the i is the key to success for the Reds, because they ended up losing this game 5-1.
Los Angeles Angees of Anaheim
There were no angels to help Adam Riggs who, in 2003, took the field in a uniform that said Angees.
Torotno Blue Jays
Back in 1994, for six innings, Joe Carter wore a jersey with the n and the t switched.
The Chicago White Sox, in the 1960s, were the first team to put players' names on the uniforms; they were also the first to mess up.
Ted Kluszewski not only had an x instead of a k on his name, but he also had a backwards z!