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Lefty Billiards Player Steve Mizeraki

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Billiards Player Steve Mizerak

Billiards player Steve Mizerak (October 12, 1944, in New Jersey, US – May 29, 2006) was a world champion pool player dominant during the 1970s and early 1980s in the game.  He began playing pool under his father, who for many years was the New Jersey State Champion. At the age of 13, he won the Perth Amboy City Championship and turned professional.

Mizerak earned a teaching degree and taught school for 13 years before becoming a famous outside of pool after appearing in a humorous commercial for Miller Lite beer; there, he proclaimed that you can “really work up a thirst even when you’re just showing off” and later, as an actor in the 1986 film The Color of Money.

He played in a series of snooker and pool challenge matches in 1987 and 1988 in which he beat Steve Davis and Jimm White, with Davis being a World Snooker Champion.  Mizerak owned and operated pool halls in the Florida, US  area during the 1990s and 2000s. He founded the Senior Tour in 1996 for players 50 years of age and older and often hosted Senior Tour events at his pool hall in Lake Park.

In 2001,  Mizerak suffered a stroke with physical challenges that prevented him from competitive pool. He was inducted into the BCA Hall of Fame in 1980.

Source: Wikipedia En.