Sidd Finch

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The phantom pitcher Sidd Finch

How many of you remember Sidd Finch? He was a pitcher in the Mets’ system back in the mid-80’s who the Sports Illustrated said could throw 168 mph with pinpoint accuracy.

Of course, he wasn’t real. He was a fabrication, an April Fool’s Day hoax courtesy of SI and author George Plimpton.

Plimpton left a thinly veiled hint in his article that it was a hoax inserting an acronym that spelled Happy April Fools Day.

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