30 for 30 Shorts: Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball «30 for 30 Shorts: Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball Our latest film, directed by Peter Sillen, breaks down the tale of a Mets prospect who was so phenomenal that he was too good to be true APRIL 1, 2015

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Sidd Finch In its April 1985 edition, Sports Illustrated published an article by George Plimpton that described an incredible rookie baseball player who was training at the Mets camp in St. Petersburg, Florida. The player was named Sidd Finch (Sidd being short for Siddhartha, the Indian mystic in Hermann Hesse's book

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The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

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He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd's deciding about yoga—and his future in baseball. In honor of Sports Illustrated's 60th...

The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

He's a pitcher, part yogi and part recluse. Impressively liberated from our opulent life-style, Sidd's deciding about yoga—and his future in baseball. In honor of Sports Illustrated's

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30 for 30 Shorts: Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball

Baseball Extras: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch THE CURIOUS CASE OF SIDD FINCH by George Plimpton  Sports Illustrated April 1, 1985 Baseball Extras: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch The secret cannot…

THE CURIOUS CASE OF SIDD FINCH by George Plimpton

Baseball Extras: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch THE CURIOUS CASE OF SIDD FINCH by George Plimpton Sports Illustrated April 1, 1985 Baseball Extras: The Curious Case of Sidd Finch The secret cannot…

Baseball-Minors 24441: 2015 Sidd Finch 30Th Anniversary Jersey Sz Large Brooklyn Cyclones New York Mets -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $129.97 on eBay!

Baseball-Minors 24441: 2015 Sidd Finch 30Th Anniversary Jersey Sz Large Brooklyn Cyclones New York Mets -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $129.97 on eBay!

The Greatest Hoaxes in Sports History: Sidd Finch

The Greatest Hoaxes in Sports History: Sidd Finch

Baseball-Minors 24441: Brooklyn Cyclones Sidd Finch Bobblehead 8 26 2015 New In Box Ny Mets -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $40 on eBay!

Baseball-Minors 24441: Brooklyn Cyclones Sidd Finch Bobblehead 8 26 2015 New In Box Ny Mets -> BUY IT NOW ONLY: $40 on eBay!

"The Curious Case of Sidd Finch:" -- An April Fools day joke in Sports Illustrated that took on a life of it's own, Siddathra HaydenFinch (aka Sidney Hayden Finch) was a Zen sensation that was part of spring training for the New York Mets. Not really, but one hell of a April Fools Day joke and one entertaining little novel George Plummer made from it.

"The Curious Case of Sidd Finch:" -- An April Fools day joke in Sports Illustrated that took on a life of it's own, Siddathra HaydenFinch (aka Sidney Hayden Finch) was a Zen sensation that was part of spring training for the New York Mets. Not really, but one hell of a April Fools Day joke and one entertaining little novel George Plummer made from it.

New York Mets: The Legend of Sidd Finch

Here on April Fool's Day, let us look back at the greatest joke played on baseball fans - the legend of New York Mets phenom Sidd Finch.

SIDD FINCH “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” read the Sports Illustrated headline. The story (with a publication date of April 1st 1985) featured a fireballing young pitcher who was raised in an English orphanage, learned yoga in Tibet, and possessed an 168-mile-per-hour fastball. Of course, Hayden Siddhartha Finch was the product of imaginations of SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy and writer George Plimpton.    Art Direction & Design: Jeff Rigsby Photography: Nick Fancher

SIDD FINCH “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” read the Sports Illustrated headline. The story (with a publication date of April 1st 1985) featured a fireballing young pitcher who was raised in an English orphanage, learned yoga in Tibet, and possessed an 168-mile-per-hour fastball. Of course, Hayden Siddhartha Finch was the product of imaginations of SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy and writer George Plimpton. Art Direction & Design: Jeff Rigsby Photography: Nick Fancher

Happy April 1st: "The secret cannot be kept much longer. Questions are being asked, and sooner rather than later the NY Mets management will have to produce a statement. It may have started unraveling in St. Pete, Fla. two weeks ago, on March 14, to be exact, when Mel Stottlemyre, the Met pitching coach, walked over to the 40-odd Met players doing their morning calisthenics at the Payson Field Complex not far from the Gulf of Mexico, a solitary figure among the pulsation of jumping jacks..."

Happy April 1st: "The secret cannot be kept much longer. Questions are being asked, and sooner rather than later the NY Mets management will have to produce a statement. It may have started unraveling in St. Pete, Fla. two weeks ago, on March 14, to be exact, when Mel Stottlemyre, the Met pitching coach, walked over to the 40-odd Met players doing their morning calisthenics at the Payson Field Complex not far from the Gulf of Mexico, a solitary figure among the pulsation of jumping jacks..."

Finch visited Egypt on his way to Tibet and later sent these photos to Peterson.

The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

Finch visited Egypt on his way to Tibet and later sent these photos to Peterson.

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