Jake Schaefer Jr. runs 480 balls in an 18.2 balkline billiards exhibition against Welker Cochran at Chicago, on Jan. 22, 1922.
Marshall Carpenter born on Feb. 9, 1928.
Ralph Greenleaf dies on March 15, 1950.
Michael Phelan, father of American pool, born on April 18th, 1819 Castle Comer, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
Alfredo de Oro born on April 28, 1863 in Manzanillo, Cuba.
On May 27, 2019 John Schmidt runs 626 balls at straight pool, officially breaking Willie Mosconi’s 1954 record. Schmidt played successive games over weeks in the attempt.
Johnston City tournament promoters George Jansco dies on June 4, 1969 of a massive cerebral hemorrhage.
Willie Mosconi born in Philadelphia in June 27, 1913.
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 declared the Women’s Professional Billiards Association Sportsperson of the Year. But one of her most noteworthy accomplishments occurred overseas, in Japan, during the World Games of 2001.
It was in that year, for the first time ever, that the World Games included cue sports — pool, snooker and three-cushion billiards — and Lee was among only five players selected to represent the United States in it. Many also considered her the most likely among them to take home gold.
The tournament ran Aug. 25-25, 2019. Read more here.