Jackie Robinson is one of the greatest baseball players ever. But, even more importantly, the former World Series Champion and six-time All-Star is famed for breaking the color barrier in baseball as he became the first African American to play in the Major Leagues.
Robinson, who was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962, was also the league’s first black MVP. The MLB honors him on April 15 every year as all players put on his No.42 jersey, which has been retired around the league.
The former star’s impact transcends baseball and, even today, new forms of respect are being employed to commemorate his excellence.
One such attempt at a gesture has gone all wrong, however. A street sign in Queens, New York is going viral over a spelling error, having gone up with a notable absentee. The sign, posted at Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive, was supposed to read “Jackie Robinson Parkway” but instead reads “Jakie Robinson Parkway.”
Whoever was responsible for the lettering forgot all about the third letter of the alphabet. But the Department of Transportation assured it would be fixed immediately, so it’s probably all good by now.
Of course, fans poked fun at the errant sign via social media but that’s all part of the business. Errors will be made, and people will joke about them.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.