Minnesota Fats vs. Willie Mosconi

It was a battle of the ages.

On Valentine’s Day in 1978, Minnesota Fats, a legendary American professional billiards player, faced World Straight Pool Champ Willie Mosconi in a televised pool match.

While Masconi was more business-like and dapper with it, Fats was more of a showman and known for his trash talking (as you’ll hear in the video).

20 million viewers watched the match at the time (and over 3.6m have watched the YouTube video to date).

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