Legendary pool player Rudolf Wanderone went by which nickname?
– Louisiana Shark
– Indiana Rocket
– Minnesota Fats
– Hawaiian Hammer
Answer: Rudolf Wanderone was a professional pocket billiards player, also known as “Minnesota Fats”. He was perhaps the most publicly recognized pool player in the United States — not only as a player, but also as an entertainer. Wanderone adopted the nickname “Minnesota Fats” from a character in the 1961 film The Hustler, claiming that the character was based upon him. Fats, who once weighed 245 pounds, could shoot pool with either hand and was known for wearing $100 bills in the handkerchief pocket of his suits.
American billiards player
Rudolf Walter Wanderone Jr. was an American professional pocket billiards player, also known as “Minnesota Fats”. Wikipedia
Born: 19 January 1913, New York City
Died: 15 January 1996, Nashville
Parents: Rosa Wanderone, Rudolf Wanderone
Other names: New York Fats, Broadway Fats, Chicago Fats, Double-Smart, Triple-Smart Fats