I remembered reading an article in National Geographic long ago about the ghost ships of the War of 1812. A little googling shows I was not mistaken, as such an article did come out in the March 1983 issue, just two months before this series of strips was published. I imagine Schulz might have read the same article back then and was thus inspired to make this series of strips.
I’ve been wondering about that. For the other team to win with such a high score means that they rarely get any outs in each inning. They would have to score around 23 runs in their half of each inning on average, meaning each player would have to have around 2 or 3 runs each on average before they eventually get three outs and the inning ends. I don’t think even the Orioles at the time had batting averages that were so high!
Deforestation has been a serious problem since the 17th century, Snoopy!
See the next strip.
The beatings will continue until morale improves.
You misspelled “adorkable” :D
Only a few years until Songs from the Big Chair (1985) is released!
You know this one time, at beanbag camp…
It will be more than a year after this strip is published till Return of the Jedi hits the theatres though.
Well, given how she is… I think PP very much qualifies as “gifted”.