Minnesota Fats


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Minnesota Fats

(Rudolph Walter Wanderone, Jr., 1903–) world champion billiard player easily recognized by his fleshy physique. [Am. Sports: Misc.]
See: Fatness
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The Scot will be joined by the likes of Alan McManus, Anthony McGill, Michael Leslie, Scott Donaldson and Fraser Patrick at the tournament, to be staged in two venues, Minnesota Fats in Glasgow and Clydebank's Lucky Break.
The singer - born as Jamesette Hawkins in Los Angeles - wrote in her 1955 autobiography 'Rage to Survive' that her mother was a scam artist and she never knew who her father was, although she was told that it was billiards player Minnesota Fats.
She never knew her father, although she had been told that he was the famous billiards player Minnesota Fats.
Fast Eddie (Paul Newman) wins $18,000 playing pool against Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) then loses everything but $200.
Winner of the World Series of Poker in 1972, he is also renowned for his successful proposition bets, which include hitting a golf ball for a mile across a frozen lake and beating Minnesota Fats in a game of pocket billiards using a broomstick.
45am there is time for a quick bet on Hammill at 25-1 to net the first goal before a drink and a sing-song at snooker club Minnesota Fats.
in his obit titled Minnesota Fats, A Real Hustler With A Pool Cue, Is Dead:
com for a Kelly-green tournament-worn sports coat by the immortal Minnesota Fats.
But he also used a broom handle to play pool with Minnesota Fats, used a hammer to play golf with Evel Knievel and an iron skillet to play ping-pong with tennis player Bobby Riggs.
40pm, Sunday PAUL Newman is 'Fast' Eddie Felson, a streetwise and arrogant young pool player who takes on the legendary champion Minnesota Fats (Jackie Gleason) in this moodyblack and white film which received nine Oscar nominations.
Romford Slim is a mickey-take of the pool hustler character Minnesota Fats," he explains.
He was the best around and beat the likes of the legendary Minnesota Fats, former world champions Cliff Thorburn and John Spencer, as well as many provincial and national champions," said Littlelight.

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