August 2, 2011
An autographed cover of program for the 1951 season of The King and His Court shows the Walla Walla Valley-based softball team's players. At the top is founder and pitching phenomenon Eddie Feigner. Left to right below him are original team members Kenneth White, outfield; Gordon, Meilicke, short stop; and Meade Kinzer, catcher. First baseman Jerry Jones, lower right, joined the four-man playing rotation in 1949.
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The last members of The King and His Court will retire with a final game in Walla Walla.
It all started as a bet in a Pendleton bar in 1946.No way could a softball team beat a baseball team, a patron wagered Walla Walla Valley native Eddie Feigner.So began a more-than six-decade run of the legendary King and his Court four-man softball team,