Cranfield’s claimed run of 768 was never confirmed, unlike Mosconi’s record run of 526.
Willis was a master of all sorts of proposition bets, such as running backwards.
In 1965, Cisero S. Murphy became the first black man to win a major billiards title.
Taberski was the nation’s dominant player shortly before the reign of Ralph Greenleaf.
Several important players and promoters have been skipped over through the years.
Lauri said you always get punch drunk playing Mosconi because he was so good.
Everybody went out there to play him. He was a bookmaker, and he had a lot of money.
Part I of Dyer’s 1998 interview with Ned Polksy, the late author of Hustlers, Beats and Others.
Carlson appears to have stumbled into an unusual game with Hubert “Daddy Warbucks” Cokes.
Mystery Photos: The man with the crew cut is Mike Tiernan. But who is the bearded fellow?
Your opponent on a roll? Stop the game to eat a sandwich. Repeat as necessary.
Alfredo De Oro is largely forgotten these days, but he was one of the greatest players ever.