July 25 is the birth anniversary of multiple world champion caroms player Erich Hagenlocher. Mr. Hagenlocher was said to have received his first billiards instruction at age 15 from expert players in his home town of Stuttgart, Germany, and after just one year progressed to such an extent that he was scoring an average of between 4 and 5 on large-sized tables. At age 18 Hagenlocher settled in Berlin and there he began managing series of 100 points or more. He then went on to win the world championship on multiple occasions and, according to Minnesota Fats, helped instruct him become a formidable caroms player in his own right. Hagenlocher was born on July 25, 1895, in Stuttgart, Germany; and died on Dec. 12, 1958, also in Stuttgart.