Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Sidd Finch – 25 Years Later

April 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Baseball Writing

One of the biggest media hoaxes in modern times was perpetrated on a baseball-starved country 25 years ago today. On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated printed a bio piece, written by George Plimpton, about an unknown phenom–Sidd Finch–who was trying out for the Mets and could throw a baseball 168 miles per hour, even though he wore only […]

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