When occured: 
Wed, 1978-12-20

On December 20, 1978, famed baseball cartoonist Willard Mullin dies at the age of 76. Mullin gained fame for his creation and depiction of the “Brooklyn Bum,” a fictional cartoon character who epitomized the frustrations of the Brooklyn Dodgers.


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