Monday, June 20, 2011

Pittsburg Phil

Pittsburg Phil
Pittsburg Phil, given name George Elsworth Smith, (1862-1905), was a professional gambler - horse racing handicapper who became a multi-millionaire circa 1895.  He was described as cool, calm, and as having a phlegmatic demeanour. 

At the time of his death in 1905, Pittsburg Phil had amassed a fortune worth $3 250 000, including real estate, stocks and bonds.

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