Frank B. Adams, born in 1847, was a professional carom billiards player – in the days when you used your fingers to ‘shoot’ the ball rather than a pool cue. To shoot the ball, you placed it between your thumb and forefinger and ‘snapped’ it into action. Billed as the “Digital Billiard Wonder,” the “greatest of all digit billiards players” and the ”Champion digital billiards of the World,” his playing often drew exhibition crowds of more than 1,000 spectators. His greatest game came in 1878 in Gilmore Gardens in New York where he played against William Sexton who, at that time, was the reigning pool cue champion of the world. Adams won the three-day competition. He died in 1923.