Monday, February 19, 2007

Eddie Feigner is gone

Feb. 9 from complications of dementia at Cogburn Health and Rehabilitation facility in Huntsville, Ala. He was 81.

From a syndicated Washington Post report:

Feigner (pronounced FAY-ner) was generally regarded as the greatest softball pitcher who ever lived.

At his peak, Feigner threw a softball harder than any major-league pitcher has ever thrown a baseball. His underhand fastball was once timed at 104 mph — or, according to some accounts, 114 mph. The fastest documented pitch thrown by a major-league pitcher is 103 mph.

FinzToRite faced Feigner when he was 15 . . . four pitches and he was gone.

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