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COMIC LEGEND: Charlie Brown’s first home run came about in the reverse order than you’d expect.
A few months back, I wrote about the legend that Charlie Brown’s team never won a baseball game (they did).
However, what’s even more interesting than Charlie Brown hit a game-winning home run in 1993 is HOW the home run came about. Readers Ted Craig and Jim both wrote in to mention it and it is pretty cool.
The creator of Peanuts, the legendary Charles Schulz, just started drawing a panel of Charlie Brown doing a somersault…
And he thought to himself, “What would make Charlie Brown so happy?”
And then he came up with the idea of Charlie Brown hitting a game-winning home run…
Isn’t that neat? And isn’t it interesting that we know this because Schulz was interviewed about the home run by the New York Times in 1993? Yes, Charlie Brown hitting a home run was big enough news that within days of him hitting it the Times had a piece about the event! You know your characters have made an impact when something like THAT happens!
Thanks to Jim and Ted for the sugestion and thanks to Schulz and James Barron for the info!
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