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Mike Sigel (aka "Captain Hook") has been voted "The Greatest Living Pool Player of the Twentieth Century," and is called "the Tiger Woods of Pool" by some.  Even today, no one has come close to matching his record in Pool wins.  Mike has won over 107 professional pool tournaments, including six US Open Nine-Ball Championship tournaments and 10 world pocket billiard championship titles.  Mike was named "Player of the Year" three times by Billiards Digest and Pool and Billiards, pool industry trade magazines, and in 1989, at the age of 35, was the youngest ever to be inducted into the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame.  Sigel played himself in the movie Baltimore Bullet. He was also the technical advisor, instructor, and sports choreographer for the shots made by Paul Newman and Tom Cruise in the Academy Award-winning film, The Color of Money.

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Peter Margo - A World champion, hall of famer, winner of 20 major tournaments and runner-up in 20 other major tournaments, Pete Margo had a long successful pool career.  Margo has a high run of 330 balls in the 1978 World Series of Pool and several other high runs of over 300 balls. Margo played himself in the Baltimore Bullet and also made numerous television appearances including Good Morning America, The Today Show and The Merv Griffin show. He was also a winner of NBC Sports Tough Shot Competitions and CBS Sports Spectacular in 1978.  Other noteworthy appearances include the Wide World of Sports with Howard Cosell and a Brut cologne commerical with Joe Namath. In 1981, Pete started a new venture with a partner and formed Palmer Video.  Starting with 1 store they soon built the company into one of the largest video chains in the USA. With many stores nationwide, they were listed in Forbes 150 Best Private owned companies.  Palmer Video went public in 1996 and received $20 million for the public offering.

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