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The Associated Press Reported on the Death of Yogi Bear

Photo: Kevork Djansezian, Getty Images Entertainment

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:

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

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