Friday, February 09, 2007

Softball King Eddie Feigner Dead at 81

I loved watching this guy. Saw him on TV a few times, and at Gill stadium in 1968, I think.

Eddie Feigner, the hard-throwing softball showman who barnstormed for more than 50 years with his "The King and His Court" four-man team, died Friday. He was 81.

Feigner, the former Marine known for his trademark crewcut and bulging right arm, died in Huntsville, Ala., from a respiratory ailment related to dementia, wife Anne Marie Feigner said Friday night.

With a fastball once clocked at 104 mph, Feigner threw 930 no-hitters and 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.

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Woody said...

Thanks for the information, which I missed. I used to marvel at this guy. I was most impressed by his throwing strikes from behind second base while blindfolded. I appreciate his contribution to sports and entertainment.

ELC said...

"a respiratory ailment related to dementia". Say what?