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March 16, 1950
THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 16, 1950
* Ralph Greenleaf death w/ photo
* Pool & carom World champion
* "Babe Ruth of pocket billiards"
The top of page 31 has a one column heading: "RALPH GREENLEAF, POOL CHAMPION, 50" with subhead and photo. (see)
Complete with all 64 pages, rag edition in great condition.
wikipedia notes: Ralph Greenleaf was an American professional pool and carom billiards player. He was a twenty time World Pocket Billiards Champion, who dominated the sport during his heyday.
His obituary in The New York Times said of Greenleaf, in March 1950: "What Babe Ruth did for baseball, Dempsey did for fighting, Tilden did for tennis...Greenleaf did for pocket billiards."
Category: The 20th Century