McGuire: Don’t forget to thank Willie Mays for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

From SABR member Justin McGuire at The Sporting News on November 30, 2015:

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” marks its 50th anniversary tonight when ABC airs the holiday classic at 8 p.m. ET. The long-running animated special owes its success to many people, from Charles Schulz and Lee Mendelson to Vince Guaraldi and Willie Mays.

Wait, what?

That’s right. The Say Hey Kid played a small but essential role in the creation of a beloved Christmas classic.

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Originally published: November 30, 2015. Last Updated: November 30, 2015.