Found June 29, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
Sylvester Coddmeyer III’s baseball journey is quite unexplainable. The kid loved the game of baseball, but lacked the skills to play it well. He really wished he were better so he could sign up for the Hooper Junior High team, but he simply decided he wasn’t fit. However, curveball, everything changed when he met Mr. George Baruth. The mysterious figure promised to make Syl the best player on his team, and although it’s incomprehensible, that’s exactly what happened. Sylvester started dropping bombs and helped the Redbirds dominate. He hit homer after homer…it was unnatural. His friend tried to persuade him that Baruth was a figment of his imagination, but Sylvester wasn’t buying it, and we still don’t know if this mysterious character was real or not. In a game against the Indians, Sylvester went 1-3 with a double, his only hit that wasn’t a home run, and the team lost. Regardless, everybody still loved and crowded Sylvester and the team gave him a trophy for being the best athlet...
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