"The City Room column on Oct. 1, about the New York Yankees logo, overstated what is known about the logo’s origins, based on information from the ball club’s Web site. While the logo was designed by Tiffany & Co., the designer is unknown; it was not necessarily Louis Tiffany. The column also misstated Mr. Tiffany’s middle initial. He was Louis C., not Louis B. And the column, using information from the Police Department, erroneously attributed a distinction to John McDowell, a New York City police patrolman who was shot in the line of duty in 1877 and honored with a medallion containing what would later become the Yankees logo. He was not the first officer to be shot in the line of duty; there are documented cases of New York City officers having been shot in the line of duty as early as 1854. (And for the record: a Times article on Jan. 9, 1877, misstated the officer’s surname as McDonnell.)"