Case 7

Willie Mosconi

American Billiards Champion

WILLIE MOSCONI  (1913  -  1993) 
Nickname: Mr. Pocket Billiards

Mosconi whose father owned a pool hall became a pool phenomenom at the early age of 6 when he played exceptionally well against the reighning World Champion.  Over a long career he nvented many trick shots and won many championships. 

For many years he held the record of 526 consecutive shots in staights pool and was the technical advisor for the 1961 movie The Hustler starring Paul Neuman and Jackie Gleason.