- Nov 11, 2004
jay helfert said:Jimmy Cattrano I believe is the correct spelling. He died about 10-15 years ago and was not that old, maybe early 50's. He was a very good 14.1 player (who wasn't in New York) but his best game was certainly Three Cushions. He played with the best U.S. players and won a few titles. He seemed to lose interest in competing early on though, and wasn't seen to often at U.S. Championships.
I think he busied himself running his family poolroom.
The only thing I would like to add to that marvelously accurate description is he was actually Jimmy Cattrano Jr. His dad was also a somewhat renowned 3 cushion player.
Jimmy was sort of like a "lower level" Boston Shorty, in that he was equally proficient in both 3 cushion and pockets.