“Beyond the staggering numbers, Mr. Feigner created his most lasting impressions with a series of remarkable pitching stunts. He could strike out players while blindfolded (8,698 times) or while pitching behind his back or between his legs. He had a curveball that would dip 18 inches. To give his opponents a chance, he often pitched from second base or, on occasion, from center field.”
I had a chance to see Eddie Feigner at Municipal Stadium in St. Paul with my dad and brother when I was around 12. He really did strike out batters while pitching from 2nd base. And by pitching between his legs. And blindfolded.
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Feigner brought more than incredible pitching talent on his road show. His humor and showmanship are what really made his appearances an event.