More will be written about Blackie, but for now this will have to do. One Pocket Magazine has a article on him talking about is past games. Blackie lived at our shop in Tampa for about 4 years. To view their article click here One Pocket Magazine New York Blackie
Jimmy Ried sayed this about him: "Blackie addressed the balls, kept his head down and pocketed balls as good as anyone on earth, on any table...Later, Jimmy." Jimmy also told us that he didn't know he could read unless it was a dog racing program. Blackie loved to gamble.
Jimmy, We Thank You For Your Interest and Support! Wayne and Terry
New York Blackie spent a lot of time showing shots and how to shoot out of many traps in one pocket and reverse the game around in your favor. Here he is showing some tips at Bakers with one of the regulars that came in there.
Early 60's with his dad.
Fatso's Billiards in Tampa. 2002 or 03
A Legend, New York Blackie|
Blackie has truly played all of the greats and won many more times than he lost.
Playing snooker he was unbelievably good. When it came to nineball he took all comer's. As he puts it, when talking to me, I BAR-B-QUED them. Blackie was full of stories of his road travels. The one about Fatie, being told not to come back to eat at one of those all you can eat places, to Red and him on the road back during a time before most of us weren't born yet, is featured for one.
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