Trivia 'art' alert: The three umpires featured on Norman Rockwell's April 23, 1949, Saturday Evening Post cover were Lou Jorda, Beans Reardon and Larry Goetz.
The legendary Peanuts cartoon started by Charles Schultz first appeared in print in 1952. Forty-one years later, Charlie Brown hit his first home run during the ninth inning and won the game for his team. Schultz commented, "I think it's a mistake to be unfaithful to your readers, always to be letting them down."
Did you know that the first illustration of base ball was made in a childrens book published in 1744 called "A Little Pretty Pocket Book"?