Peanuts: Charlie Brown, His Friends, and Baseball (1959 Season – Part 1)
by Paul Semendinger
I always enjoyed Charles Schulz’s famous Peanuts comic strips. Like so many people, those characters were a big part of my childhood.
A number of years ago, a collection of books (The Complete Peanuts) was produced that chronicle the complete and entire collection of every single Peanuts comic strip. With every single strip available, I decided to set about reading the entire collection. (I just completed reading Volume 4 which cover 1957 and 1958.) It is fascinating seeing how the strip and the characters developed over time.
I thought it would be fun to chronicle here the history of how Charles Schulz used baseball in the Peanuts strips.
I hope you enjoy this historical look back at Charlie Brown and his friends and the wonderful game of baseball…
Each comic strip comes from the wonderful site: Peanuts Wiki..
THE 1959 “SEASON” (Part 1)
Note – The 1959 season was the biggest one yet for Charlie Brown and his friends. I broke this season into two posts. There are 39 strips in total. I almost had to make this into three posts. With each passing year, Charles Schulz seemed to write more and more about baseball.
ON DECK – The 1959 Peanuts Season, Part 2