He was a former full bird colonel and I was now running his company for him. Fast Eddie Parker, who provided much of the factual material for the book, said he told Tevis about Wanderone and believed this was the inspiration for the novel's Minnesota Fats. Nobody could believe what they just saw. They are the 3rd smartest dog just behind the German Poodle Hund. His elongated nickname, "Minnesota Fats, King of Pool", on the side panels was done in transluscent paint which changed colors with reflections from the sun as it moved. Published in DC, bpn, czm, upp, ppt, flp, rsb, btt, isp. And that's where he witnessed the famous "toilet brush" incident.
Billiard Coach - Mike Fieldhammer. You can't dry your hands. There was a flood of bets and side bets in Jansco's Cue Club, a modern concrete-block structure fronted by a pink neon sign spelling out "Members Only. Those denominations were not in circulation any longer. I only got one partner and that's Eva-line [his wife Evelyn].
The word was out on him in all the big time rooms so he hit a lot of little towns where he was totally unknown. Let any pool player make a hit and win 5 grand he will immediately search out a poker game and figure he will double his money. As a pool entertainer, he was the best of all time. A take off of that was put in the movie, Tin Cup. He landed finally on his back covered in dust badly stunned and speechless for the first time in his life. I rang the bell, but nobody came to the door.
Before his death in , Fats famously claimed to have played Atlantic City before there was a beach; to have parachuted into Germany for a round of 8-ball with the Fuhrer; to have traveled every place in the world, twice. Fatty did not play in the tin cup event and neither did I. His mind started clicking and on the other side of town he stopped and waited for the truck. He was ambidextrous and played well on both sides; you could not tell which one was his natural side just as you could not see that with Mickey Mantel switching sides of the plate either. Scott as a cold-hearted professional gambler.