Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Carrying on a tradition established by 1966's Charlie Brown's All-Stars, the made-for-TV animated special Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown concentrates on the late cartoonist Charles Schulz's near-obsessive love of baseball. It's spring again and Charlie Brown is once more managing the losingest ball team in Little League history. Though it's a tough call, by far the team's worst player is right-fielder Lucy Van Pelt, who would much sooner ply her "fussbudget" trade than bother to catch fly balls. With 900 straight losses behind him, Charlie Brown is faced with a difficult decision: how to remove Lucy from the team without inaugurating World War III. First telecast August 29, 2003 on ABC, Lucy Must Be Traded, Charlie Brown was produced by the same cartoon firm responsible for such imperishable classics as A Charlie Brown Christmas and It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
ball-player, baseball, coach, Little-League, team