October 23, 2003

Baseball History 6

Here's the story of the greatest pitcher that nobody had ever heard of.

In an April, 1985 issue, Sports Illustrated published a story about a new rookie pitcher who planned to play for the Mets. His name was Sidd Finch and he could reportedly throw a baseball faster than anyone ever measured. Surprisingly, Sidd Finch had never even played the game before, having been raised in a Tibetan monastery. Mets fans everywhere celebrated at their teams's amazing luck at having found such a gifted player, and Sports Illustrated was flooded with requests for more information. Can you say 'April Fools'?

Posted by Ted at October 23, 2003 05:31 AM
Category: History

Remember it well - a classic. Now, for double bonus points, the author was...?

Posted by: Kurt at October 23, 2003 01:08 PM

Anyone who reads the obituaries oughta be able to answer that one! It's only been what, a month?

Posted by: nic at October 23, 2003 02:53 PM

Robert Palmer!


Posted by: Victor at October 23, 2003 06:21 PM

it was written by George Plimpton, and I still hate himfor gettingmy hopes up!! I mean, our ace at the time was Craig Swan!!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 23, 2003 11:13 PM
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