(born Oct. 11, 1887, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson, N.Y., U.S.—died Feb. 1, 1959, Miami, Fla.) U.S. billiards player. Hoppe was taught billiards by his hotelkeeper father. A master of carom technique, he became one of the most durable of all sports champions, winning 51 world h1s between 1906 and 1952. In the 1940 tournament in Chicago he was undefeated in 20 matches. He retired in 1952.
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