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September 4, 1954: Sam leaps into an aging pool player and with the help of Al, Gooshie and Ziggy he manages to win. The man Sam leaps into is an old friend of Al's whom taught Al to play pool after he ran away from the orphanage, but Al was sent back after his pool playing friend played pool in an all "whites" place.
Sam finds himself in the middle of a pool game as his opponent asks him if he's going to go double or nothing. The other men in the pool laugh and Sam suggests it's not a good idea. His opponent, Lester, puts down $300 saying he can't make the shot. When Sam wonders which ball he was shooting at, the man puts down $400 total. Sam shoots and misses, and his opponent prepares to sink it for the game...Read the full recap