Because a sport without history is a sport without consequence
Welcome to PoolHistory.com
Historic matches. Famous pool players. Dates and stats. Find all that and more at poolhistory.com, the pool and billiards history website curated by R.A. Dyer. Click through for articles about world champions Willie Mosconi and Ralph Greenleaf, or read details about big-time matchups with Minnesota Fats and Jersey Red. Dyer, author of the critically-acclaimed books Hustler Days and The Hustler and the Champ, has spent the last quarter century writing about pool and pool history. He’s also the author of the long-running Untold Stories column in Billiards Digest.
Remembered as one of pool’s funniest hustlers, Cornbread got the worst of it against Fats.
Excluded elsewhere, this trio of African American sharks came to compete in Johnston City.
Cisero Murphy overcame bigotry to compete in national championships.
The final book written by Freddy “The Beard” Bentivegna is pure hilarious, ridiculous lunacy.
Karen Fox, widow of the famous billiards history writer Tom Fox, tells the back story.
It was said the only thing that slowed him down was the referee racking the balls.