Jim Caple selects the top ten fictional home runs of all time. Here’s one of them:
3. Charlie Brown finally homers (“Peanuts,” March 30, 1993). After 43 years of futility, Charlie Brown finally tastes success when he hits the first home run of his career. Responds sister Sally when he tells her: “YOU?!?!?” By the way, this marks the official beginning of baseball’s steroid era. I mean, c’mon. Look at the size of his head.
Heh! Although I’m surprised that none of the homers on Caple’s list come from this classic bit of baseball history:
(The sound sync is a bit off on the video, or at least it was for me. Still, one of the all-time great cartoon shorts.)
I agree the Bugs cartoon is GREAT, but it's not great because of the winning homer – he hits LOTS of homers – it's great, in part, because of the great pitching, pained catching, clever kibbitzing and, of course, the final catch.