Died: February 9, 2007 (Huntsville, Alabama)
Best Known as: hard-throwing softball player
Hard-throwing softball player who toured the globe for 60 years with his four-man softball team. He could throw a ball over 100 miles per hour striking out 141,516 batters including Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, and Brooks Robinson. He and his team, the King and His Court, played with a flamboyance resembling the Harlem Globetrotters. Feigner pitched behind his back, between his legs, kneeling, and blindfolded. During his career he pitched 238 perfect games, covered 50 states, 100 countries, and logged more than 4 million miles. In 2002, ESPN listed Feigner as one of the 10 greatest pitchers.
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