Tell me a story …
At age 10 she ran a 47. By age 11 she was performing local exhibitions. At age 13 she was described as “a pocket player of exceptional ability.” Yet right from the start 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.
It was said the only thing that slowed him down was the referee racking the balls.
Legendary promoters honored for long-lasting contributions to the sport.
Jackie Gleason’s match with Paul Newman was one of the most important in pool history.