In The River: The Weird 1866 Death of Pool Player Louis Fox

This excerpt, below, from an old edition of the New York Times describes the discovery in 1866 of the body of pool player Louis Fox in a Rochester, New York river. But how did Fox’s body get there? According to one very colorful (and perhaps apocryphal) story by sports historian Frank Menke, Fox, shortly before his death, had played a challenge match with John Deery to determine the 1865...
St. Elmo Pool Room: Favorite Haunt of Wimpy Lassiter

St. Elmo Pool Room: Favorite Haunt of Wimpy Lassiter

Read more about Wimpy Lassiter and the St. Elmo pool hall in Hustler Days. The photo above depicts the famous St. Elmo pool hall in Norfolk, Virginia. Located at 113 E. City Hall Avenue, the room was a favorite of hustlers and road men, including the world famous Wimpy Lassiter. You can read all about his adventures there during World War II in the book Hustler Days, available online....
Hofstatter, Davenport Elected to 2018 BCA Hall of Fame

Hofstatter, Davenport Elected to 2018 BCA Hall of Fame

Broomfield, Colo., August 3, 2018 – The Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame welcomes two of the game’s top players of the ’90s to the class of 2018. The United States Billiard Media Association today announced that Austrian import Gerda Hofstatter Gregerson and “California Kim” Davenport have earned induction as the 71st and 72nd members of the sport’s...

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Hustler & the Champ on Kindle

R.A. Dyer's critically acclaimed biography of Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats available in hardback or Kindle.

Expanded edition of Hustler Days

Biography of Lassiter, Fats and Jersey Red, released originally in 2003, now updated with expanded content.

Pool History in Billiards Digest

R.A. Dyer writes about a startling new Minnesota Fats discovery in the November edition of Billiards Digest.

Dyer featured in documentary

R.A. Dyer appears in Swimming with Sharks documentary, included in the 50th anniversary edition of The Hustler.

Janscos Inducted into Hall of Fame

Pool promoters George and Paulie Jansco receive posthumous induction. Read R.A. Dyer's story.