Because a sport without history is a sport without consequence.
1916, Emmett Blankenship won the world straight pool title on his first try, surviving a marathon round-robin. And he took the world title in convincing fashion, averaging 4.719 balls per inning — nearly double the numbers put up by the rest of the field.
Emmett Blankenship won the World Title on his first attempt in 1916. ________________________________________________ EDITOR'S NOTE: In this article, adapted from content from an upcoming book, guest contributor Brandon Scott King (also known as Rabbi Hippie) writes...
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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 three decades writing about pool and pool history. He’s also the author of the long-running Untold Stories column in Billiards Digest.
Prompted by a question on this website, a sleuth makes a discovery about one-pocket.
Why still care about the Johnston City tournaments? How about because they transformed pool.
Before he promoted tournaments, George Jansco was a bookie, gambler and baseball player.
Jay Helfert, author of Pool Wars, recounts his first-hand memories of The Color of Money.
Mosconi, Schmidt & Shaw each locked down 500-plus ball-running records. But what of Cranfield?
The Taiwanese player also vanquished Jayson Shaw, 9-1, and Shane Van Boening, 11-7.