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The Story Behind `Super Skateboarder Stopper’

A quarter-century ago, I was fooled–hook, line and sinker–by an April Fool’s story in Sports Illustrated. It was about “Sidd Finch,” a newcomer to the baseball scene purported to be able to hurl the ball 168 mph, or roughly 68 mph faster than anybody else. And I like pulling legs as much as anyone else–and […]