Sport: Poolroom Science

In an amphitheater at the University of Michigan, the eyes of 200 scientists were focused on a billiard table. The greatest billiard player of them all, Willie Hoppe, dressed in a dinner jacket and cool as a master surgeon about to operate, stood ready. But first there was a lecture from Engineering Professor Arthur Moore, a billiard player for 30 years, on his six years' experiments to make a science out of a sport. Willie Hoppe's English on the ball was not less understandable than Professor Moore's English on the theory.

The professor, author...

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