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The Mosconi-Greenleaf Question
And Mr. Mosconi
William Mosconi was born on June 27, 1913 in Philadelphia. Like Greenleaf, Mosconi was the son of a poolroom owner, had early access to a table, showed great promise before the age of 10, and had a father who prodded and pushed him into the sport. Willie's first exposure to the game came during his late-night forays into his father's four-table poolroom, which was located directly below the family home. In his biography, Mosconi says he would literally climb barefoot down a rain pipe to raid the candy counter in the little room after it closed.
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