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Subject: R.I.P. Eddie Feigner, of "The King And His Court."

Written By: loki 13 on 02/10/07 at 10:44 am

Eddie Feigner, the hard throwing softball showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with
The King And His Court, a four man softball team, died yesterday at the age of 81.

Eddie Feigner, a fast pitch softball legend, once had a fastball clocked at 104 mph. Feigner threw
930 no-hitters, 283 perfect games and struck out 141,517 batters while playing in more than 10,000
games. he was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall Of Fame in 2000

Feigner not only pitched from the standard mound, 46 feet from home plate, but from second base,
behind his back, on his knees, between his legs, from centerfield and blindfolded. In a nationally televised
exhibition against major leaguers at Dodger Stadium in 1964, he struck out---Willie Mays, Willie McCovey,
Maury Wills, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente, and Brooks Robinson in order.

I have seen The King And His Court more than a dozen times. Eddie Feigner and his team were a joy to watch.
The fielders on the team would amuse the crowd and anger batters by sitting down, turning their backs and
doing other antics while Eddie pitched. I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie at a charity softball game against
the Phillies in my hometown. He was a down to earth person who didn't let celebrity status affect his demeanor.

Eddie Feigner....Rest In Peace  :\'(

Subject: Re: RIP Eddie Feigner, of "The King And His Court."

Written By: Rice_Cube on 02/10/07 at 2:34 pm

Underhanded and 104 mph, that's pretty impressive.  RIP.

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