Tell me a story …
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.
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.
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.