Brett Padelford
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).

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).

It was an honor to record the USC Trojan Baseball Alumni Association interview with Al Spaeter, the oldest living USC Baseball alumnus.


Meeting a man from the “Greatest Generation” is humbling. Like, what have *I* done? After the interview, we were looking through old newspaper clippings and he began to cry. It was really touching.

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After exchanging rental cars because our Chevy Sonic broke (go figure), we’re at 848 total miles driven in Albuquerque. My original estimate from LA to Myrtle Beach was 2,683.

Whoever guesses closest to the FINAL tally, I’ll give a brewery bottle opener. One guess/person.

“I Love LA” photography series #29: LA Skyline
The final one in the series!
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“I Love LA” photography series #29: LA Skyline

The final one in the series!

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“I Love LA” photography series #28: Pacific Sunset
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“I Love LA” photography series #28: Pacific Sunset

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“I Love LA” photography series #27: Port of Los Angeles
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“I Love LA” photography series #27: Port of Los Angeles

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“I Love LA” photography series #26: San Fernando Valley
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“I Love LA” photography series #26: San Fernando Valley

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