Peanuts: Charlie Brown, His Friends, and Baseball (1960 – 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. 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 1960 “SEASON” (Part 1)
Note – The 1960 season was the biggest one yet for Charlie Brown and his friends. I broke this season into three posts because of the sheer volume of strips (37 in total). With each passing year, Charles Schulz seemed to write more and more about baseball.
ON DECK – The 1960 Peanuts Season (Part 2)