More impressive than Babe Ruth
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Started by metmike - Oct. 10, 2020, 11:59 p.m.

A baseball player more impressive than Babe Ruth?

Impossible you probably think.

That's if you never heard of Eddie Feigner and the King and his court.

A 4 man baseball team that beat almost all the 9 man baseball teams they played for numerous decades.

One of the fun things I do while visiting my 95 year old dad is to treat him to various Youtube videos about topics he's interested in.

Baseball was his favorite sport and tonight, we watched a video about the King and his Court.

The pitcher of that team had a 104 mph fastball. Would pitch under his legs, behind his back and blindfolded. 

He had more strikeouts, 140,000+ in his career than the top 25 pitchers in MLB..........combined.

He had 3 times more no hitters than every pitcher in MLB history combined during the last 120+ years. More than 900 no hitters!

If you've never heard of the guy, then you think that this must be impossible. 

Dad took me to see him when he came to Detroit and I was around 10 years old.

Eddie Feigner - Wikipedia
Eddie "The King" Feigner (March 25, 1925 – February 9, 2007) was an American softball player. Feigner (pronounced FAY-ner) was born in Walla Walla, Washington as Myrle Vernon King.He was a softball player for much of his early life, and turned his attention to the sport full-time following an enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corps.He first assembled his four-man team, known as "The King and His ...

Eddie Feigner: King and His Court
Video on the story of the famed softball pitcher Eddie Feigner with his team "King and His Court". He displays a lesson on his style and techniques.

By metmike - Oct. 11, 2020, 12:05 a.m.
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Yesterday, we watched videos on his favorite Detroit Tiger teams playing in the world series.

1935, then 1945, then 1968.

Then the top 50 baseball moments for the Tigers in the last 50+ years. 

The 1968 Tigers were my favorite but I know the 1935 Tigers well from watching all the videos with Dad.

You might not appreciate the videos below unless you are from Detroit or are a huge baseball fan.

Detroit Tigers Top 50 Moments
The Detroit Tigers greatest moments from all eras I could find footage from. This list is my opinion, but if you think I messed up or missed something comment what it is below


1935 World Series - Chicago Cubs versus Detroit Tigers
In the February 2012 issue of Chicago magazine, we profile Doak Ewing, owner of perhaps the nation's largest private collection of sports films—more than 3,000 reels in all (read more at His company, Rare Sportsfilms, rescues and restores reels of old sports footage and produces about 15 new DVDs a year ...

The World Series of 1945, Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs 2002.004.271 16mm reel containing the black and white film, "The World Series of 1945, Detroit Tigers vs Chicago Cubs", produced by Chicago Film Studios, and presented by the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, in cooperation with A.G ...

By metmike - Oct. 11, 2020, 12:07 a.m.
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We also watched some videos of Dad's hero from Detroit. 

A great man that most not from Detroit don't know much about:

MLK's widow did Walter Reuthers euology.

Too bad I couldn't find it.

Funny in the 2nd speech he say's there is too much talk about brotherhood where some people drop the brother and keep the hood.

Walter Reuther Documentary
Documentary film "Walter" about the labor leader Walter Reuther, produced by Tele-Tape Detroit for the United Auto Workers union in the 1970s (probably shortly after Reuther's death).

50th Anniversary of MLK's March on Washington - Walter Reuther's Speech
August 28, 1963 - Washington DC, UAW President Walter Reuther addresses the crowd at the March on Washington with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr

By mcfarm - Oct. 11, 2020, 8:36 a.m.
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great memories MM.....Thanks....  Believe it or not my Dad took all of us kids to see the King and his court 2 times when the tour passed thru Indy back in the 60's. I got to see him pitch from second base on his knees and strike batters out.  Got to see him hit a home run with a bat not much longer than 2 feet. It was quite a thrill for a young farm kid who had never even been on a vacation or out of the neighborhood in his entire life.