The King Returns to Suffern, NY; Legendary Eddie Feigner leads 'The King and his Court' against Super Bowl Champions to Benefit Good Samaritan Hospital

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Good Samaritan Hospital is pleased to once again welcome back the legendary Eddie Feigner and his 'King and His Court.' This world-renowned four-man softball team will once again put on a show of remarkable skill and speed at the Suffern Little League Field on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m., taking on a full 10-man squad of Good Samaritan All-Stars.

Good Samaritan Hospital is pleased to once again welcome back the legendary Eddie Feigner and his "King and His Court."

This world-renowned four-man softball team will once again put on a show of remarkable skill and speed at the Suffern Little League Field on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m., taking on a full 10-man squad of Good Samaritan All-Stars.

Attempting to gain a measure of revenge from the "shellacking" they took from The King and His Court the past two years, the Good Samaritan team will bring in several athlete "ringers" from the 1986 and 1990 Super Bowl Champion New York Football Giants to play on their team.

The King and His Court will take the field in their royal red, white and blue softball jerseys as they "batter up" to benefit the Good Samaritan Hospital Behavioral Health Department. Eddie Feigner, also known as "The King," has been in "the game" for over 50 years and has a remarkable history of dazzling spectators with his arsenal of incredible bullet-like pitches that dip, curve and perplex hitters.

"Many people wonder what led me to start a four-man softball team," noted Feigner. "After serving as a marine in World War II, I started my softball career all on a dare. After beating one team over and over again with a full roster, the team eventually confronted me and declared that my team couldn't do it again. Not only did I say that we could, I told them that I'd do it again, but this time, I'd do it with only three others – a catcher, a shortstop and a first baseman."

He succeeded, and The King and His Court were born.

The humor and slapstick fun of the family event has remained pretty much the same since the beginning. What Feigner could do with a softball was remarkable. Batters tried to match their swings against Feigner's pitches that would curve and dip and dance at speeds of 100 mph or more – most of the time swinging at nothing but air! Children and adults alike will love to watch the magic and antics of a softball team that competes – and wins – with only four players.

Feigner still travels all over the world to showcase his incredible talents. He still holds the record for more than 10,000 games pitched with 132,000-plus strikeouts and over 250 perfect games. At age 79, Feigner coaches from the sidelines in his wheelchair, however, the fun remains the same as does Feigner's mission to help others.

"Our desire is to help people who need it," noted Feigner. "Working with Good Samaritan Hospital's team to raise money for their Behavioral Health Program is a natural fit!"

Wes Anderson, Case Manager at Good Samaritan Hospital's Behavioral Health Department was instrumental in bringing The King and His Court to Rockland County, and will be joining the team during this benefit exhibition.

"It's an incredible show and its all for a good cause," said Anderson.

Tickets for the game are $10 for adults and $8 for students in advance, or can be purchased at the gate for $12 for adults and $10 for students. Corporations and individuals are also encouraged to purchase tickets for underprivileged youth groups.

For more information, please contact Wes Anderson at 845-368-5214 or Cathy Finley at 845-368-5249. The Suffern Little League Field is located on Lafayette and Chestnut Avenue in Downtown Suffern, NY.

Good Samaritan Hospital is a member of Bon Secours Health System, Inc., one of the nation's leading Catholic healthcare systems. It is also part of the regional Bon Secours Charity Health System, which includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information about Good Samaritan Hospital, or any of its programs, visit their website at http://www.goodsamhosp.org, or contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000.

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