Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's baseball season, and Popeye's Pirates square off for their traditional game against Bluto's Bears. Evidently unable to get his hands on steroids to improve his game, Bluto steals Popeye's spinach can, eats the contents himself, and replaces them with weeds. Sure enough, by the time the ninth inning has rolled around, the Bears are leading the Pirates 21 to 0. Unable to understand why his "spinach" doesn't have the usual effect ("This stuff must be cut!", he grumbles), Popeye finally manages to grow a new crop just in time for victory. In addition to Popeye's cheerleading sweetheart Olive Oyl, this cartoon offers a rare screen appearance by Bluto's hefty (and unnamed) girlfriend. The Twisker Pitcher" was later excerpted in the 1939 "cheater" Customers Wanted.