from New York City The Department of Transportation made an embarrassing mistake when it misspelled Jackie Robinson’s name on a road sign.
The Jackie Robinson Parkway road sign spelled «Jakie Robinson Parkway» below an image of the legendary baseball player, according to a report from the New York Post.
Robinson, who broke baseball color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.
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Scott Gastel, a Department of Transportation spokesman, said the sign was replaced on Monday.
«This misspelling is absurd,» City Councilman Robert Holden said of the traffic sign typo on Sunday. «Don’t you have some eyes looking at these billboards? DOT is a mess.»
The parkway in Queens was known as Interboro Parkway until 1997, when it was renamed Robinson, 50 years after his rookie season.
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Robinson was named National League Rookie of the Year in 1947, hitting .297 with 12 home runs and 29 stolen bases.
In 1949, Robinson was named the National League MVP after hitting .342.
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In his 10-year MLB career, Robinson hit .313 and was named All-Star six times.
In 1997, MLB commissioner Bud Selig permanently retired the number 42 in Robinson’s honor, with Mariano Rivera being the last player to don the number.