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Yogi Berra in 1956 (Credit: Wikipedia)

Famed New York Yankees baseball catcher Yogi Berra died.

But the Associated Press’ initial report on Berra’s death made a boo boo, by saying that Yogi Bear died, according to several re-publications of the wire story, which was sent out in the early hours of Sept. 23. Yogi Bear is of course a cartoon character.

A later AP story on Berra’s death, from 6:09 AM, fixes the error and notes: “He was a fan favorite, especially with children, and the cartoon character Yogi Bear was named after him.”

Boo Boo was the character’s side-kick.

Yogi Bear & his buddy Boo Boo (Credit: Wikia, Yogi Bear)

Yogi Bear & his buddy Boo Boo (Credit: Wikia, Yogi Bear)

Yogi Bear

Yogi Bear

 

 

See below the AP story on the Washington Post‘s website.

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And the Las Vegas Sun‘s (caught by Mark Loundy):

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And the Valley Dispatch:

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iMediaEthics has written to the Associated Press to ask if it posted a correction on its wire.

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Yogi Berra Died, Not Yogi Bear: AP makes a Boo Boo?

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