Ah, to be a sportswriter in the 1940s. You could write so colorfully while also being inadvertently arousing.
"Al Spaeter, after getting at least one hit in his last 21 ball games, went pokeless. On his three official trips to the plate Al couldn’t ram the leather out of the infield."
(BTW, how cool was it that the Trojans used to play local minor league teams? The Stars used to play where the Grove/CBS Television City is now).