LASSITER & FATS: BIG BETS IN TODAY’S DOLLARS

LASSITER & FATS: BIG BETS IN TODAY’S DOLLARS

How much were historic wagers by Lassiter, Fats, and De Oro in today’s dollars? This is what Luther Lassiter said about Norfolk, Virginia, back in the 1940s: “Greatest pool town that’s ever been. You had five or six people there who were really gambling. People had lots of cash, and players from all over the country — anybody that played for money at all —...
Marshall “Tuscaloosa Squirrel” Carpenter dead at 92

Marshall “Tuscaloosa Squirrel” Carpenter dead at 92

Legendary OnePocket player Helped Organize First Johnston City Tournament. Legendary one-pocket player Marshall Carpenter, better known to the pool world as The Tuscaloosa Squirrel, passed away April 5 in his namesake hometown. He was 92. Marshall “The Tuscaloosa Squirrel” Carpenter, right, with Wimpy Lassiter in Johnston City, Illinois, 1963. Born Feb. 9, 1928, Carpenter was the...
Guest Post:  Black Widow Makes Cue Sports History in Japan

Guest Post: Black Widow Makes Cue Sports History in Japan

Fan favorite Jeanette Lee was among those Americans who competed in the first World Games to feature the cue sports. By Dean Mullen/Guest Contributor Jeanette Lee photo courtesy KiYoung Kim, WikiCommons Hall of fame player Jeanette Lee — better known to fans as The Black Widow — claimed multiple titles during the 1990s, eventually rose to the top of the rankings that decade and in ‘98 was...