The Department of Transportation in New York City made a shameful error by spelling Jackie Robinson’s name incorrectly on a road sign.
According to a New York Post source, the Jackie Robinson Parkway road sign had “Jakie Robinson Parkway” written beneath a photo of the famous baseball player.
Robinson, who with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 broke down racial barriers in baseball, was in to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
The sign was changed on Monday, according to Scott Gastel, a spokeswoman for the Department of Transportation.
On Sunday, City Councilman Robert Holden criticized the spelling error on the road sign, calling it ludicrous. “You don’t have some eyes on these signs, do you? The DOT is a mess.”
The Interboro Parkway in Queens was renamed after Robinson in 1997, 50 years after his first season, replacing its previous name.
Robinson batted.297 with 12 home runs and 29 stolen bases in 1947, earning him the title of National League Rookie of the Year.
Robinson hit.342 and was voted the NL’s MVP in 1949.
Robinson played in MLB for ten years, batting.313 with six All-Star selections.
Mariano Rivera was the final player to wear the number 42 until MLB commissioner Bud Selig formally retired it in 1997.
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