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Photo (c) cardmine.co.uk Many pool players know Willie Mosconi as a household name, but have never heard of Ralph Greenleaf, whom even Mosconi said was the best ever to wield a cuestick!

Greenleaf developed many of the trick shots for the ultimate pool movie, The Hustler. Many of you have expressed the opinion (see blog entry immediately below this one) that The Color Of Money's prequel, The Hustler, is the superior film.

This 15-time World Champion in pool's Hall of Fame was also a handsome man offered movie star roles. Some say Greenleaf's alcoholism crippled the further potential of his brilliant career, but others swear that alcohol calmed his nerves and helped him play even better...read more about Ralph Greenleaf.

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June 15, 2009 at 7:30 pm

Ralph’s childhood home and grave site is Monmouth, IL.
The building that he played in still stands today 6-15-09.
There was originally a restaurant on the ground floor and a billiards room upstairs.
His grave was unmarked until the mid 1980′s.

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