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The King and His Court Farewell Tour comes to Madison

The Madison Mallards and Charter Communications are thrilled to announce that the world famous softball team The King and His Court will bring their 2005 Farewell Tour to Warner Park. The game will take place at the Duck Pond, Tuesday, May 31st at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Charter Communications Celebrity Softball Game.

The King and His Court, rated one of the Top Ten Teams of the Century by Sports Illustrated, will battle members of the Mallards as well as the top celebrity athletes in the Madison area.

?This is an unbelievable opportunity for the people of Madison to see one of the most famous and entertaining athletes of the 20th Century,? said Mallards general manager Vern Stenman. ?Eddie has provided all types of fans with entertainment over the years and we are just happy to have him here before his illustrious career comes to an end.?

?The King,? Eddie Feigner and his ?Court?s? unbelievable softball skills and entertaining on-field antics have brought the label of the Harlem Globetrotters of softball to the team. Together with the Charter Communications Celebrity Softball game, The King and His Court will provide Madison area residents with a fun-filled and entertaining night for everyone.

The King and His Court are in their 61st and final season touring the world ending a career that has spanned over 100 countries and included more than 11,000 softball games. Feigner, the team?s legendary pitcher whose fastball was named one of the ?Ten Greatest Pitches? of all-time, has continued to dazzle crowds even at the age of 80, completing more than 900 no-hitters over the course of his career.

In a two-inning exhibition in 1967, Feigner struck out Major League Baseball Hall of Famers Willie McCovey, Brooks Robinson, Harmon Killebrew, Roberto Clemente and Willie Mays. He used a behind the back pitch to strike out Mays.

For more information about the event please contact the Madison Mallards at 246-4277 or via email at cary@mallardsbaseball.com.
The Mallards open the 2005 season Wednesday, June 1st at 7:05 p.m. against the Mankato MoonDogs. For tickets contact the Mallards at 246-4277 or on the Web at www.mallardsbaseball.com.