Sport: Greenleaf v. Rudolph

For the last ten years there has never been a year when Ralph Greenleaf was not, for a while anyway, the world's pocket billiard champion. Last week, under various shaded pyramids of white light in Detroit, he tried to get his title back. Frank Taberski, defending champion, was below form, and it was Erwin Rudolph who played Greenleaf in the finals.

The crowds at billiard tournaments are never very big, but Rudolph and Greenleaf had another audience which followed their contest in newspapers and discussed it in doorways—the enormous and tremendously expert audience of U. S. pool players. Pocket billiards...

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