Monday, December 19, 2011
Rudolf Walter Wanderone, Jr. was an American professional pocket billiards player. Better known as "Minnesota Fats," Wanderone was one of the most well known pool players in America during his prime. Though Wanderone had no children, singer Etta James believed Wanderone was her father after hearing the claim from her mother. James and Wanderone are only known to have met once, in 1987, and Wanderone neither confirmed nor denied his paternity during the meeting.
After his death in 1996, Wanderone's gravestone was engraved with an epitaph that reads:
Beat every living creature on Earth.
"St. Peter, rack 'em up!" Fats