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Former SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy comes on the first SI Vault podcast to discuss 'The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch'

April 01, 2015
MLB
The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch

In honor of April Fool's Day, here is "The Curious Case of Sidd Finch," a fictional story about Sidd Finch, a Mets pitcher who could throw a baseball 168 mph, but lived a life of mystery. George Plimpton, a longtime SI contributor, came up with the idea for and wrote the story.

Plimpton passed away in 2003, but former SI managing editor Mark Mulvoy provides us with some insider information about story. Why did they decide to run a fictional story? How did the media react? How did they choose the author? And did any readers figure it out? Listen below.

SI 60: The story behind and reaction to 'The Curious Case Of Sidd Finch'