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Remembering Softball's Flame-Throwing King

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Remembering Softball's Flame-Throwing King

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Remembering Softball's Flame-Throwing King

Remembering Softball's Flame-Throwing King

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In his career, softball pitcher Eddie Feigner struck out more than 140,000 batters — two of whom were Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente. The man who could throw a softball more than 100 miles per hour died last week at 81.

Feigner was so close to unhittable that the team he toured with consisted of just him and three other players, known as "The King and His Court."

Robert Siegel talks with Feigner's widow, and former teammate, Anne Marie Feigner.