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September 05, 2005
When Felix Escalona stroked a single to give the Yankees a 5--4 win over the Blue Jays last week, many fans were asking themselves, "Who is that guy?" Good question. Escalona is so anonymous that when he was called up by the Yankees earlier in the month, the team spelled his name ESCOLONA on the nameplate over his locker. It was hardly the first time a team was alphabetically challenged.
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September 05, 2005

Spell Check

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Oct. 30, 1997 The NHL's alltime leading scorer, Wayne Gretzky (top), skated for the Rangers in a jersey with GRETKZY on the back. The Rangers lost 5-3, and the Grate One, er, Great One, had one assist.

Oct. 2, 1997 "How can you misspell Smith?" wondered the Heat's Charles Smith after the team did just that, giving him a jersey reading SMIHT for picture day. It didn't augur well for the rookie; he scored just 10 points in 11 games all year.

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