Happy Birthday, Dennis the Menace (video)

On this date in 1951, the cartoon “Dennis the Menace” by Hank Ketchum made its syndicated debut in 16 newspapers.

Here’s an excerpt from an episode from the TV series starring Jay North entitled Dennis and the Pee Wee League (aired: 11/19/1961) in which Mr. Wilson coaches Dennis’ Pee Wee League baseball team because Henry, the team’s original coach, becomes ill.

In an episode that aired on May 13, 1962, entitled Dennis And The Dodger, the mayor agrees to give the team new uniforms if Mr. Quigley can get Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers to play an exhibition game in town.

Dennis most recently visited North Korea.

It always comes back to baseball.