Farewell to the King and His Court

Came across this story about the King and His Court, the touring four-man softball team that the late Eddie Feigner made famous. In the early 1990s the men’s fastpitch team I played on — Pop’s Inn — got a chance to play the legends.

We played at Thunderbird Arena at the fairgrounds. Lots of fun. Lots and lots and lots of fun after we moved over to the old tavern after the game. Those boys could drink.

Anyway, here’s the story:

WALLA WALLA, Wash. — The four-man softball exhibition team called The King and His Court plans its final appearance Saturday evening in the town where it all started — Walla Walla, Wash.

The team’s founder, the late Eddie Feigner, was from Walla Walla. Since he started the squad in 1946, they’ve toured the country, taking on full teams and entertaining crowds with their skills, stunt pitches and comedy routines. The team features a pitcher, catcher, first baseman and a shortstop.

Now the team wants to honor Feigner by closing its run in his old hometown. Current pitcher Rich Hoppe told KNDU radio  that it’s sad to end the fun but it’s the end of an era.

The final show is scheduled for Borleske Stadium.

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<p>Information from: KNDU-TV, <a href=”http://www.kndu.com”>http://www.kndu.com</a>/</p></story>

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