Peanuts: Charlie Brown, His Friends, and Baseball (Vol. 9, 1958) (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 1958 “SEASON” (Part 1)
Note – The 1958 season was a big one for Charlie Brown and his friends. I decided to break this season into two posts because of the sheer volume of strips (25 in total).
ON DECK – The 1958 Peanuts Season (Part 2)