Wednesday, July 29, 2009

August 24, 1951: The Pitcher's Mound


This seems to be the first instance of Charlie Brown pitching. I can forgive the umpire sitting behind the pitcher for the chance to see Snoopy, in one of his earliest fully-intelligent moments, declaring a ball to CB's consernation. A funny strip!


  1. If you only have one ump, the best place for them to be is behind the pitcher, so they can call balls and strikes and move to be in position for other plays w/o running over or around the catcher.

  2. Ah, I did not know this. Thanks!

  3. This isn't the mound we know and love. Evidently, it evolved, too.