April Fool’s Day

Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself

Plimpton’s Famous April Fool’s Joke in Sport Illustrated

For the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, George Plimpton wrote “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” a profile on an incredible rookie baseball pitcher for The New York Mets. Sports fans took his April Fool’s Day joke seriously. Even other journalists were willing to believe a novice could throw a 168-mph fast ball […]