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All Star Game Peanuts Statues
A Photo Tour Of Peanuts Character
Statues Produced For The 2014 Major
League Baseball All Star Game
Major League Baseball has established a tradition in recent years of running
baseball theme statue displays in the All Star Game host city. This has
included arches in Saint Louis, apples in New York City, and Mickey Mouse
in Anaheim. Given that Charles Schultz was a Twin Cities native, it is only
natural that Charlie Brown's baseball team be featured for the 2014
All Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis.
The 10 statues were unveiled on May 28 in Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul.
The statues will remain on display there through June 16, then be moved to
the Minneapolis Convention Center for activities related to the game. After
the game, the statues will be auctioned off for charity. A line of limited
edition miniatures will be available for sale.
This is the logo statue. It features a baseball with the logos of all 30
MLB teams, plus Snoopy, the most famous beagle to ever play baseball.
Charlie Brown is the manager of a Little League team, and is also the
pitcher. His team name was never given in comic strip. Despite having a love
for the game, Charlie Brown's team rarely ever won. In fact, they rarely ever
scored. Games of 123-0 and 93-0 were mentioned. One thing that was certain
is that Charlie Brown would be on the wrong end of a line drive all too
often during games, usually blowing his clothes off in the process.
Charlie Brown's dog Snoopy played short-stop. He was ideal at the position
because he was so quick. After the game, Snoopy and Woodstock, his bird
friend, were the team's ground-keepers.
Linus played second base. That meant that he was often on the receiving
end of tosses from Snoopy, which were often, sort of speak, a little sloppy
(because Snoopy fielded the balls with his mouth). Linus was a little
younger than his teammates, still taking comfort in a security blanket.
Linus' older sister Lucy played center field. While Lucy has many talents,
baseball is not one of them. She was an awful player. In fact, she might
have been one of the worst Little League players in history. Lucy was not
shy about expressing her opinions, as is depicted here as she is yelling
a comment towards Charlie Brown.
Peppermint Patty was the manager and star player of a rival team, the Pelicans,
who often played, beat, and generally crushed Chuck's team (unlike nearly
everyone else in the cartoon, Patty calls Charlie Brown "Chuck").
Schroeder, who is best known for being a piano prodigy, is the catcher for
Charlie Brown's team. He is shown here with a catcher's mask, chest
protector, and shin guards.
The third baseman is known only as "Pig-Pen". His name is never given in
the strip. Pig-Pen is somehow a dust magnet and seems to instantly get
disheveled and dirty. Charlie Brown is the only person who seems to
unconditionally accept Pig-Pen as he is.
Marcie plays on Peppermint Patty's baseball team. While Marcie is very
smart, she doesn't have much in the way of baseball skills. As a result,
she isn't very good at the game.
This is Franklin. He manages his own Little League team, but also plays
on Peppermint Patty's team. He also filled in on Charlie Brown's team a
few times when they were short-handed.
The 2008 All Star Game was held at Yankee Stadium on July 15 of that year. A
total of 42 statues were created for the event and were on display across
New York City. This is the statue for the Twins that is now on display at
The 2010 edition of the All Star game featured Mickey Mouse statues throughout
Anaheim and the Los Angeles area. A total of 36 statues were created,
including one for each of the 30 teams, 4 in All Star designs, and one each
for the American and National Leagues. The statue featuring the Twins logo
is now on display at Target Field.
The 2013 statue display was called Apples On Parade. It featured 35 apple
statues, with one located at the Mets home stadium in Queens and the rest in
Manhattan. The Twins logo statue is now on display at Target Field.
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