Extraordinary Child Prodigies
Saturday, Jan 25, 2014, 9:18 am
By: Tony Williams
#12 William Mosconi - 6 Year Billiard Pro
William Mosconi's father owned a pool hall when he was a child, but little Willie wasn't allowed to play. Instead he practiced with potatoes from his kitchen, using a broomstick. When his father noticed his talent, he arranged for matches in the pool hall, and he had to stand on a box to reach the table. At six years old, Willie went up against the reigning World Champion, Ralph Greenleaf, and even though he lost, he began his career as a professional billiards player.