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Old 05-05-2007, 12:18 PM
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Cleo Vaughn.
Never played him, Bill. He seldom left Alabama, however.

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:31 PM
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Sorry I had to rush off. I typed like I was double parked and I'm sorry for some of the mis-spelled names.
Round 2...Junior Goff, Jack Cooney, Donnie Anderson, Joey Spaeth, Eddie Burton,Joe Kerr, Lou Butera, Marshall Carpenter, Danny Gartner, Warren Costanza, Louie Roberts, Junior Harris, Al "New York Blackie" Bonife, George or Paulie Jansco, Rudolph Wanderone, Sonny Springer, Ray Martin, Cicero Murphy, Jimmy Reid, Mike Sigel, Nick Varner, Earl Strickland, Larry Lisciotti, Eddie Taylor, Alton Whitlow, "Detriot Whitey" Eddie Buechene (SP?), Maurice "Tugboat" Whaley, Jimmy Caras (WAS STILL PLAYING Freddie ), Allen Hopkins, Ed Kelly, Jose Parica, Jose Garcia, Pat Fleming, Bobby Hunter, Ralph Guest, Norm The Farmer" Weber, Cole Dixon, Jeff Carter, Mark Beilfus, Jack Breit, Tom Jennings, George Fels, David Matlock, Gene Nagy, Richie Richeson, Toby Fleharty,...these next several are stupid picks on my part but just in case by some rare fluke that you guys missed each other: Truman Hogue, John Brumback, Marvin Henderson, Ike Runnels & Glen Rogers.
I concede the boldened names, the rest I played or were straight poolers or before my time.

Joe Kerr? Who did Joe ever gamble with?
Danny Gartner. Over the hill in the 60s
Junior Harris. Dont know him
George and Paulie Jansco. You need to be missing limbs for them to play you.
Tugboat Whaley. In his 70's in the 60s.
Jose Garcia? Dont know him.
Ralph Guest? Dont know him.
Ray Martin, Cisero, Jimmy Caras, Pat Fleming, Tom Jennings, all straight pool only players. I played all the rest.

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:33 PM
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Great post Fred, heres a few
Clem Metz
Shorty Johnson
Jack Perkins
Jonnny Vivis
Keith Ryan
J. C. Chapman
Ed Kelly
Jack Coony
Bucktooth

Never played Jack Perkins. He was very careful who he played anyway. Keith Ryan, I didnt know him. Tangled with all the rest.

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Old 05-05-2007, 12:50 PM
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I will concede you the ones that I boldened. The others I either played or are too much of a stretch or are strictly straight pool players.
Charlie Brinson, Bill Dunsmore, Earl Herring, Don Steele, Howie Pearl, Frank Tullos, Nick Vlahos, Bill Stephen, Seth Brown, Dave Williams. Dont know them.

Don Willis, 1965 pretty much retired. Rotation Slim, in his 80's in the 60's. Titanic Thompson, in his 70's in the 60s. Johnny Irish, dead in 1962. Johnny Vives, was doped out and wouldnt play me on the 5x10 in his own joint. James Evans? He fought in the Civil War. George Rood? Never left Ohio after 50s. Jimmy Moore? Way over the hill in 1965.

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Nick was one of the top pool talents to ever develop up here in the Boston area. Early on he was called Nick 'The Indian' -- although he wasn't very Indian, at least I don't think he was... Spent some time on the road when he was young, but I'm not sure how far he ranged.

Unfortunately, he quit pool for about ten years, that would have been his prime years. He told me he got disallusioned when he was called to the poolroom to play some guy, when he was home in bed tangling with a good looking girl. He did get out of bed and went to the poolroom, which turned out to be a disappointment. That experience pissed him off enough that he pretty much quit, until he came out of retirement to dabble in the newly formed Joss Tour.

Triple unfortunately, he died just a few years later from a brain tumour -- he was way too young. Wicked nice guy, too.
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Old 05-05-2007, 01:15 PM
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Default Harry "The Hook"?

Freddie, was the "New York Harry" Cohen you referred to also known as Harry "The Hook"? There was a New York Harry who used to gamble around L.A. in the 60's who played all cue games strong. That may have been Cohen. I know he was Jewish. He knew well Hollywood Jack, Louie "The Magic Man" St. Pierre, and all the other usual suspects. Anyway, I wondered if it was the same guy.

You must have played Hollywood Jack. How about Phillipino Gene Ventura up in the SF Bay area?

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Old 05-05-2007, 02:10 PM
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Freddie, was the "New York Harry" Cohen you referred to also known as Harry "The Hook"? There was a New York Harry who used to gamble around L.A. in the 60's who played all cue games strong. That may have been Cohen. I know he was Jewish. He knew well Hollywood Jack, Louie "The Magic Man" St. Pierre, and all the other usual suspects. Anyway, I wondered if it was the same guy.

You must have played Hollywood Jack. How about Phillipino Gene Ventura up in the SF Bay area?

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Im not sure if its the same guy, Doc. Harry was a real creep, much disliked. Played real good 3 cushion and real good 1 handed 3 cush. Decent 1 pocket. I must have played Hollywood Jack, but I dont seem to remember doing it. He played at Celebrity Billiards right? If so, I had to have played him. Phillipino Gene and I never got down.
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Old 05-05-2007, 04:01 PM
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I don't know too many from back in the day Freddie and I'm from the north east...

Jimmy Mats
Lou Johnson (Delaware)
Delaware dogs
Russell Parsons
Andy Toth
Dave Daya
Florida Bob Maidhoff
Kevin Milbourne
Don Polo

spelling might be a bit off, but thats all I can think of right now.

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Old 05-05-2007, 05:16 PM
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I don't know too many from back in the day Freddie and I'm from the north east...

Jimmy Mats
Lou Johnson (Delaware)
Delaware dogs
Russell Parsons
Andy Toth
Dave Daya
Florida Bob Maidhoff
Kevin Milbourne
Don Polo

spelling might be a bit off, but thats all I can think of right now.

Gerry
I played the least amount of players from the Northeast. I dont know any of the players above except Bob Maidoff, who I did play. Does anybody else know those guys? Remember, straightpool specialists dont count.

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Old 05-05-2007, 06:06 PM
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Default That is an amazing list

On its face I would say no human being could remember that many people he played. I guess some people have unreal recall. Me, I can't remember much after my marriiage.
I will point out one thing though that makes the list suspect. You list One Eye Hank Hurst. You could not have played in from 1965-1990. He committed suicide in 1961. So how old are you Freddy? It is hard to believe you gambled with him in S.F. at that early age and I know Hank didn't go anywhere. He was my best friend from 1956.
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Old 05-05-2007, 06:54 PM
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Never played Jack Perkins. He was very careful who he played anyway. Keith Ryan, I didnt know him. Tangled with all the rest.

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Keth Ryan Kans City Mo. Isis Pool Hall, Clem gave him a ball, Clem lost, How did you match up with Clem?
Angus McDonald, probably around L.A in the late 60's he was mentioned in the book " Off the Rail" about Okie Sams age.
Mexican Phil, probably not, he was a basket case in the late 60's.
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