The SABR “Peanuts Baseball” Presentation

As you all remember, I mentioned a few times on the blog here last week that I would be giving a “Peanuts Baseball” presentation at the SABR 40 convention in Atlanta over the weekend. Well, the convention has come and gone – I had a great time, thank you very much – and, along with it, my presentation. Which is a bit sad, because I had a whole lot of fun giving the presentation.

I presented on Thursday at 4:30pm and the folks at SABR were great enough to stream it live over on uStream. The whole thing went great from my perspective, and I heard compliments about it all weekend. All in all, I couldn’t have been happier with everything.

Here’s a couple of the more important findings from looking at all 50 years of Peanuts baseball:

Charlie Brown’s Batting & Pitching record:

Snoopy’s Batting record:

Lucy’s Batting & Fielding record:

And, finally, the complete wins and losses:
Click on the image to view it at full size.

If you’re interested in seeing the presentation, you can view the slideshow below (or click here to see it full screen). You can also see the video of me giving the presentation below the fold. I haven’t had a chance to compile the full statistics into something appropriate for the blog yet, but you can expect that pretty soon.

(Click “Read More” to see the video.)

Please ignore the 90 seconds or so of nothing at the beginning and end. It should be pretty clear in the video when I switched slides, so it shouldn’t be too hard to follow along in the slideshow. Oh, and the audio is a bit low, so you’ll probably want to use headphones. The video is also available here.

I welcome any thoughts, questions, or comments about the presentation or the research below. Thanks for watching.

Larry Granillo

About Larry Granillo

Larry Granillo has been writing Wezen Ball since 2008 and has dealt with such touchy topics as Charlie Brown's baseball stats and Ferris Bueller's day off. In 2010, he got the bright idea to time every home run trot in baseball; he has been missing ever since.