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Willie Hoppe

Willie Hoppe (Billiards.  Born, Cornwall, NY, Oct. 11, 1887; died, Miami, FL, Dec. 14, 1959.)  William Frederick Hoppe first broke into the sports headlines in 1906.  He was only 18 years old, but he was confident. And all he did was win the world 18.1 balkline championship in Paris.  This youngster was later to become, [...]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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