Peanuts at Bat, opening on July 20 at the James V. Brown Library showcases some of Schulz’s most memorable baseball-themed comic strips. Forty-three digital prints from the original Schulz drawings arein the display, taking the visitor through five decades of the Peanuts Gang engaged in America’s pastime. Included in the exhibition are vintage Peanuts baseball memorabilia and ephemera: bobble head dolls, banners, and a board game.
Also on display are a Louisville Slugger Joe Shlabotnik bat (Shlabnotnik is Charlie Brown’s favorite—underperforming—player, who’s never actually seen in the strip) and an over-sized Snoopy doll decked out in his favorite team uniform. The Library is open Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 8 PM, weekends 12-5.
Peanuts at Bat is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center, Santa Rosa, California