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The Frail Gray Man with the Strong Pool Cue
Kim Chapin
October 13, 1969
He is 55 years old, his build is slight, his taste in clothes is that of the conservative businessman he is—but Irving Crane happens also to be one of the greatest pool players of all time
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October 13, 1969

The Frail Gray Man With The Strong Pool Cue

He is 55 years old, his build is slight, his taste in clothes is that of the conservative businessman he is—but Irving Crane happens also to be one of the greatest pool players of all time

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There have been no world tournaments since then, and when another is held Crane will be the oldest defender ever. In rare tribute to his rival, Mosconi recently said, "When I retired I predicted that Crane would dominate this game because his knowledge of it is so great. It was just a question of him asserting himself, and it looks like it's finally happened in the last couple of years. I think Irv's knowledge of the game is so far superior to the other fellows' playing today that it's not even funny."

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