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11-21-2019, 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by deanoc View Post
I remember being around thebest playing pool hustlers that ever played
When Mosconi's name came up there was none of that

he was a funsy player talk.Not a word. Respect

He was considered in a league of his own.
After him straight pool wasn't the same

Willie could come to town and play an exhibition and fill a
large room.
He would entertain us and then run 125 balls

Clear the table off with a bunch of easy shots

Never will 9 ball have that attraction to the average guy

I saw him fill a room with people that might not have ever seen a pool room
classy people,doctors,lawyers,flashy dames and demure damsels

they were all smiling and happy

It takes a while to run 125 balls,but I saw people standing around the room watching.No one left early.we clapped,we shook our heads in wonder
all of us

you don't see that any more
I played Willie an exhibition in 1964 and of course got crushed.
Living in N.J. in the '60s I saw just about all the great 14.1 players.
But seeing Willie for the first time in person made me realize that he truly was a level above all the others in 14.1.


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