Kazuo “The Uzi” Uzuki scraps MLB plans…

Because he is a fabrication. Topps released a card on February 6th featuring the supposed 5’11, 165 pound Japanese high school prodigy with a 104 mph fastball who planned on jumping straight from high school to the majors. A hint that “The Uzi” was a fake: Kazuo Uzuki translates in English to, “the first son of April.” I don’t speak Japanese, so I didn’t pick up on it.

April Fools. Not this story. Topps says April Fools. Uzuki is still fake.

Topps prints card of fake star (Sports Illustrated)

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