Yankees logo at center of lawsuit by New York woman
Yankees logo: The iconic symbol that combines a top hat and baseball bat is the subject of a lawsuit in New York. A Yonkers woman says her uncle designed this particular Yankees logo and should be paid for it.
But the primary team logo consists of a red and white striped top hat with blue band and stars, on top of a baseball bat. And now a Yonkers woman is suing the Yankees for trademark infringement over that team symbol.
The Yankees have recognized Henry Alonzo Keller, a sports illustrator who lived in Bronxville, NY, as the top hat logo creator. But yet another family claimed two years ago that Sam Friedman, an artist at the "21" club in New York City, scrawled the logo on a napkin in the 1940s.