From left to right: Brooklyn Dodgers Jackie Robinson and Harold Reese, and St. Louis Cardinals Eddie Kazak and Albert Schoendienst, are shown June 1, 1949, in New York. (AP Photo/Murray Becker)
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Harry Tucker, 82, of Lowell, lines up the eight ball for a winning shot in his 14,999th game with Dave Starrett, 67, of Monticello.
Harry Tucker, 82, of Lowell, left, lines up a shot while he and Dave Starrett, 67, of Monticello shoot their 15,000th game of pool together.
Dave Starrett, 67, of Monticello, racks the balls. He and Harry Tucker, 82, of Lowell, recently played their 15,000 game of pool together. Tucker won, and he hold the lead in the series, which began in 1991.
Dave Starrett, 67, of Monticello, lines up a shot during the 14,997th game he's played with Harry Tucker, 82, of Lowell.
Dave Starrett, 67, left, and Harry Tucker, 82, of Lowell, celebrate after completing their 15,000th game of pool in the basement of Tucker's home. They started keeping score in October 1991.
It only took Harry Tucker, of Lowell, and Dave Starrett, of Monticello, about 20 years to play 15,000 games of pool against each other.
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