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01-13-2018, 12:58 AM

I read every post. Wow! Quite an education.
  
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01-13-2018, 05:10 AM

On my one and only trip to the Rack (Cornbread got me in) I watched a match between Jimmy Reid and some other guy, with Jimmy giving up the six ball and the break. They were playing a set for ten grand (1976) and I asked if anyone wanted to bet 100 a game on the side. Some guy looked at me and laughed, "You have to bet at least 500 a game to get action in here!" I knew then this was the wrong place for me and I had five grand in my pocket. That was all my traveling money and there were no ATM's back then where you could reload.


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01-13-2018, 05:25 AM

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Cool...what was the address, please?
Mr. Balled, just as a side note...

I grew up about a mile north of there (The Rack) in Oak Park: 13330 Rosemary, same side of the street and almost the same address just east of coolidge. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath for a family of 6 (3 boys in one room, one for the baby sister). We moved to a bigger house about 1 1/2 miles further from the poolroom about 4 years before I began to play.
  
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01-13-2018, 06:20 AM

Ahh...then I now know why you beat on me so mercilessly.

I grew up in a county that had 0 pool halls.


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01-13-2018, 10:49 AM

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Ed"Detroit Whitey' Beuchene used "The Rack' as him home base. That pretty much says what you need to know about the clientele!

Freddy Bentivegna will have numerous war stories to add should he see this thread.

Some of the stuff that went on there, the statue of limitations STILL hasn't expired!
I knew Whitey, he had invited me to come see him in the early 60's. I watched him play at the Cotton Bowling Palace, in Dallas, TX




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01-13-2018, 11:22 AM

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I knew Whitey, he had invited me to come see him in the early 60's. I watched him play at the Cotton Bowling Palace, in Dallas, TX
Detroit Whitey was the lowest of the low-lifes in the Pool world!


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01-13-2018, 11:24 AM

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Detroit Whitey was the lowest of the low-lifes in the Pool world!
I heard he hock'd his kid to play a set. If that's true that is pretty low indeed.
  
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01-13-2018, 11:39 AM

I didn't want to say that about him, we weren't friends. We met at the palace & that was that. I hate to say bad things about dead people, but you did it for me... He talked about things in Pool in the Detroit area. He was playing Bobby Chapman that evening. One of the fellows here at Magoos knew Whitey, his remarks weren't quite as bad as yours...




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