Lou had a hobby of making trout flies and other fishing tackle.
In the 1946 seson he was optioned to the Solon farm club at Wenatchee
where he was given the chance to work every four days and, at the same time,
help out a strained Wenatchee staff. The Wenatcheee pitching situation
became critical when Gene Babbitt was sidelined with injuries,
and Manager Buddy Ryan sent out the SOS for help.