Thursday, June 01, 2006

Steve Mizerak passes away at 61

Legendary pool player Steve "The Miz" Mizerak passed away Monday May 29. He was suffering from gall bladder problems and was in a coma at the time of his death. He was 61 years old.

Mizerak's favourite game was straight pool and he won the US Open in this discipline from 1970-1973. He also won the 1978 US Open in 9-ball. Later in life he took to One Pocket, finishing runner-up in two "Legends of One Pocket" events.

He will also be remembered for his appearances on both the small and big screen. He starred in commercials and performed in the movies Baltimore Bullet and The Color of Money.

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  1. I had a chance to play (the miz), at my sports bar and pool hall in 1999 part of the Camel pro tour.
    Even at his age he played very good considering he was a big man. He had a good sennse of humor, He will be missed by those who had the pleasure of meeting him.

  2. It must be a nice memory to have.

    Great to hear from you!