Illustration of Snoopy and Linus on an orange background
Baseball was a recurring theme in the comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles Schultz. While the loveable beagle Snoopy was introduced by the third comic strip, Linus did not appear as a fully grown child until the year 1953. Snoopy usually played shortstop while Linus played second base. They were both members of Charlie Brown’s team. Snoopy was the undisputed offensive powerhouse of the team and in the last game of 1973 almost broke Babe Ruth’s record of 714 home runs. Charlie Brown however got picked off base running during Snoopy’s at-bat and the season was over.