in an early spring league, Feigner was pitching for
a local team of 9 men in a game in Pendleton, Oregon.
Eddie's team won the game by a whopping score, but afterwards
his skill as a "hot shot" softball pitcher
was challenged. This was too much for the "King"
who brazenly announced, "I would play you with
only my catcher but you would walk us both."
other team's manager said, "OK, you bring your
catcher, shortstop, and first baseman down here and
we will play you." On the way back home, the four
wondered what they should do to get ready.
it was early spring and the local ball parks were unavailable
to practice on, the 4 men requested permission to play
some of the teams inside the Washington State Prison.
The request was granted. With high walls as a backdrop,
and the curious inmates looking on, The Four-Man Softball
Team came into being. That same week, the name "The
King and His Court" was chosen.
week later 400 fans were on hand to view the unpublicized,
initial 4 versus 9 game. Feigner rose to the occasion.
In 7 innings, he pitched a perfect game and struck out
19 batters. One ball was hit to the shortstop, and one
to the first baseman. The final score was 7-0 in favor
of the Court.
players of the opposition team deserve much praise.
Sometimes during our games they are subjected to a little
of what is called "horseplay." The intention
is never to make a player look bad. After all, when
a man offers his services to play, we have nothing but
respect for him.
that simple beginning started what has grown into a
world renowned success with the King and His Court performing
for more than 20,800,000 fans in over 4,405 cities worldwide
and throughout 104
countries, all while traveling over 4,100,000 miles
and providing over 2,947 pitching and hitting clinics
for boys and girls around the globe.
in our 65th year the King & His
Court continue to thrill fans Worldwide…….
Dressed in the trademark red, white and blue uniforms,
and still taking the field as a 4-man team; pitcher,
catcher, first baseman and shortstop, the King and His
Court remain America’s #1 family softball
entertainment providing the perfect fundraising
event for youth organizations, military bases, church
groups, civic organizations and entire communities.
Game routines which have become synonymous with the
King and His Court feature stunt pitches, feats of athletic
talent and crowd pleasing comedic routines that stir
laughter from young and old.
A King and His Court event is an evening
of family fun and entertainment for the entire community
and includes the special VIP “meet and greet”
following each game.