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Help us with possible April Fool's sports pranks

Updated: March 26, 2012, 9:53 AM ET
By Jerry Greene

You know who baseball needs to grab the headlines away from the NFL? Sidd Finch.

Never heard of Sidd? He may be the subject of the greatest all-time April Fool's Day joke ever, which was perpetuated by Sports Illustrated in its April 1985 issue. The cover story was about the discovery of Finch, a rookie pitcher who was going to play for the Mets of all people. He threw an 168-mph fastball after learning how to throw by Tibetan monks.

He didn't exist, of course, having ...

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