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It seems UNLV got more ink than Kansas did in your Final Four story, even though the Runnin' Rebels didn't make the title game. The Jayhawks beat four top-quality teams in the tournament—Pitt, Indiana, Arkansas and North Carolina—and, given an excellent class of incoming recruits, Kansas may be back in the Final Four in 1992. UNLV made a heck of a run at an undefeated season, and the Blue Devils deserve accolades for winning the championship, but you slighted the Jayhawks just as everyone else did throughout the tournament.
?We already have, in the issue of April 1, 1985, six years to the (April Fools') day before our brief update on the elusive Finch.—ED.
I suggest you check your facts. Some years after his short, albeit spectacular, baseball career, Finch did return to the Far East to continue his research. But he often came back to the U.S. to obtain original source documents for his work. It was on one of those visits, while doing research at our library, that Dr. Finch expressed an interest in a newly created position. He has been the Coordinator of Fugitive Data and Migratory Information at our institution for 2� years now. The owner of a dry-cleaning chain? Ha! It seems that someone has pulled your leg just to get his name in print.
It was nice to see that you remembered the sixth anniversary of Hayden Finch's major league debut. I was at the Mets' spring training camp that year and saw Hayden pitch. His fastball was awesome. I was fortunate enough to get his autograph for my son Dan. I'm glad to see Hayden's still active, and I hope he gets his customers' cleaning done as fast as he threw the baseball.
Six years ago, when I was in the seventh grade, I wrote you about the apparently miraculous Sidd Finch. The letter appeared, and it was the most exciting thing to happen to me all year. Thanks for the reminder, and the memory.