The Associated Press Reported on the Death of Yogi Bear
Yogi Berra got no respect from the Associated Press. They sent out a wire alert yesterday morning saying, “New York Yankees Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Bear has died. He was 90.” They corrected it later, but here’s a screenshot plastered to Twitter of the blunder:
— Mark Loundy (@MarkLoundy) September 23, 2015
When Yogi Bear debuted in 1958, Yogi Berra actually sued the creator, Hanna-Barbera.
But he later dropped the lawsuit. And Hanna-Barbera claimed the similarity was just a coincidence, but nobody has ever believed that because Yogi Berra was such a household name at the time. Berra got the nickname “Yogi” playing legion ball, because of the way he would sit cross legged on the ground like a Hindu yogi, waiting for his turn at bat. His real name was Lawrence.
Source: Mark Loundy – Twitter