What is Yogi Berra’s real name? July 6, 2020 by Pamela Landy Yogi Berra was born Lawrence Peter Berra in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1925. He joined the New York Yankees in 1946. Related Answers Who were the first players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? To what fair does the song “Meet Me in St. Louis” refer? Was Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Peter O’Toole’s first film? What sports personality said, “The opera ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings”? When did Josephine Baker first perform in Paris? Who was Yogi Bear smarter than?