The Court is without its King

Eddie Feigner, aka “The King” passed away Friday.

Funny, someone at work was just telling me about this guy a couple weeks ago. Apparently, he saw Feigner and his team in action way back when. It was quite a show to hear him tell it.

From the AP article:

“With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, The King threw 930 no-hitters, 238 perfect games and struck out 141,517 batters while playing 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 also from second base, behind his back, on his knees, between his legs, from center field 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. “

One Response to “The Court is without its King”

  1. I’ll never forget watching the King & his Court play at Thillens Stadium in Chicago. This four man team would play 10 man teams and beat them, their catcher would beat batters to first base on groundouts. Sometimes Eddie would pitch from secondbase to give the batters a chance. Although Feigner is gone, his memory will live on forever. The King is dead, long live the King!

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