James McTaggert (6-4-11)

 

James McTaggert

James D. McTaggert, known to many as “Detroit Red,” 90, of Savannah, died Saturday, June 4.

He was a World War II veteran, serving under General George Patton.

Starting in 1956 as a pool shark, he played in professional pool tournaments. He played against Willie McSkoney, Minnesota Fats and Buddy Hall. Detroit Red is mentioned in Buddy Hall’s new book.

He moved to Savannah in 1999, where he enjoyed teaching people here to play pool.

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