“Pass this on to Scott Munn. A great has passed from the scene. The conqueror of Eddie Feigner.”
Awhile later, Greg sent me more info.
“And the best part of the show put on by Feigner prior to playing seriously, he would pitch warm ups blindfolded and strike out batters. Uncanny control and muscle memory. He also pitched from second base and was unbelievable from that distance also. I think this game with Masterbilt was almost some sort of afterthought after the show performance. Feigner and his group of three liked to take on all comers from the towns and cities where they would play.
“Let’s put it this way. Feigner on the mound, pitching normally in game conditions, contrast with Keilani (who is absolutely stifling with speed), Feigner’s array of pitches could hardly be seen. No gun to measure speed, but let me put it this way. I have seen Bob Gibson and Don Drysdale go head to head in old Busch Stadium (might have been Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis), throwing from the old elevated mound, and Feigner’s softball heater compared very favorably.
“This Travis Raper fellow, real close, real close, but for him, softball was a sideline, about like watching some scratch golfer from a local public course going head to head with Tiger Woods and holding his own.”
Well, you guys know I’m a sucker stories like this. Old-time OKC stuff. Instead of passing it on just to the Munnster, I thought I’d pass it on to all.
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