Lee Susman's most memorable cartoon, published Sept. 15, 1955 after the Oakland Oaks announced they would leave the city and become the Vancouver Mounties the next year.
There’s so much to say about Lee Susman, who died Sunday at age 94, but that can wait for now. Lee, who lived in El Cerrito for many years, was one of the last great newspaper sports cartoonists and his skills continued right until the end. So we’ll let that suffice for now.
Some of Susman's classic characters are used to preview the 1952 Rose Bowl. The UCLA Bruin has yet to acquire his beret, sunglasses and cigarette holder.
A classic Oakland Tribune sports page cartoon by Lee Susman announces the return of baseball and the Li'l Acorn mascot.