View Full Version : help recalling a player and a great shot

03-06-2012, 01:42 PM
I was wondering if anyone can help me recall a player from the past and a great shot during a tournament on ESPN, and sovle a 30 yr personal mystery to recall correctly:

In the mid 80's ESPN had one of its "The Legendary Stars of Pocket Billiards Tournaments".

I recall that Willie Mosconi was ill and couldn't attend. An african american player, I believe by the name of Wimpy Halstead, (I'm wondering if I'm confusing with Wimpy Lassiter)filled in, and during one of his matches, made a safety shot that was one of the greatest shots I have ever seen. Allen Hopkins was commentating and was amazed by the shot. Does anyone remember that shot, and did I get the palyer's name right? All help is appreciated. Thanks.