Sunday, June 2, 2013

Photo: Orioles misspell Matt Wieters name on plaque


Last June, Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters belted a three-run home run that landed on the street in front of the warehouse behind Camden Yards.

The feat is no small task. It is had been done just 68 times in the stadium's 21-year history. To commemorate the accomplishment, the team places plaques along the street with the name of the players who hit the street on a fly, as well as the date and the distance the home run traveled.

However, Wieters' new plaque includes an embarrassing typo. The Orioles spelled his name as "Weiters," instead. Uh oh.

Wieters saw the mistake Sunday and rushed to inform the team's coordinator of baseball information.

"I can't believe that," Wieters said.

No worries, though. Baltimore said it plans to correct the error.



  1. A plaque for a homer that went 395'? That's an out if it goes to centerfield. Mickey Mantle would have thrown that one back.

  2. Apparently you didnt read the story. The Orioles put a plague for every HR that lands on Eutaw Street, and since its only 318 down that line that Wieters HR probably isnt the only one less than 400 feet.

  3. It's 318 to the right field wall, but add another 20-some feet to get over the flag court to Eutaw Street. Balls also have to have a good bit of height to clear the fence at the back of the flag court. A handful of the homers that have been hit to Eutaw have been less than 400:

  4. Its "i" before "e" except after "c", duh!

  5. Really? What about science?