July 26, 1948
By Keith Thursby
Times staff writer
uiz time: What does this headline mean?
It's pretty clear we're talking about baseball, but who are the Twinks and the Suds?
The Twinks were a familiar headline name in The Times for the Hollywood Stars. I never understood the need for the nickname's nickname. You really need another way to say Stars?
The Suds referred to the Seattle Rainiers, named after a local brewery.
The story was a run of the mill wire report on the doubleheader but there's one line that really stopped me. The Seattle pitcher is referred to as a "wrong hander."
As a lifelong left-hander, I've been called a southpaw, a port sider and even a goofy footer, but a wrong hander?
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe the pitcher was right-handed.