Because a sport without history is a sport without consequence.
Karen and Tom Fox made road trips from Evansville to Johnston City in 1961, and Tom would write the Sports Illustrated article that brought the tournament and Minnesota Fats to the world’s attention.
Karen Fox, widow of Sports Illustrated writer Tom Fox, was there during the '61 Johnston City tournament. Karen Fox Karen Fox, the widow of Sports Illustrated writer Tom Fox, recounts just below how her late husband came to author what would become one of the most...
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 three decades writing about pool and pool history. He’s also the author of the long-running Untold Stories column in Billiards Digest.
Born in England, Fisher got her start in cue sports playing ladies professional snooker.
Memories of Julian’s, Ames, McGirr’s and other famous (and infamous) city rooms.
McGinnis found that because of her gender, few people would give her a chance.
Minnesota Fats won $20,000 from a trio of Johnston City hustlers, back in ’71.
Carpenter was the last of pool’s great ’60s generation made famous with The Hustler.
Jeanette Lee was among the first American pool players to compete at the World Games.