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Baseball / Pitcher #95380

ABC Evening News for Monday, Apr 01, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Ted Koppel

(NYC) Pitcher Hayden "Sidd" Finch, believed fastest in world, featured; "Sports Illustrated" article on him by George Plimpton noted. [PLIMPTON - describes Finch.] Dwight Gooden mentioned. [Pitching coach Mel STOTTLEMYRE, catcher Ronn REYNOLDS, John CHRISTENSEN, groundskeeper Mick McFADDEN - comment on Finch's speed.] Finch's background and possibility of signing with New York Mets noted. [PLIMPTON - cites Finch's adherence to Siddhartha philosophy.] [Landlady Mrs. Roy BUTTERFIELD - recalls Finch as boarder.] Possibility report is April Fool's joke implied by reporter.
REPORTER: Stephen Geer

Geer, Stephen;
Koppel, Ted

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