Michael Sigel, born July 11, 1953, better known as Captain Hook, is an American professional pool player. He earned his nickname from his ability to hook his opponents with safe plays. Michael Sigel can shoot pool with both his left and right hand.
|Full Name:||Michael Sigel|
|Date of Birth:||July 11, 1953|
|Place of Birth:||Rochester, New York,|
|State of Origin:||New York|
|Net Worth:||$1 – 10 million|
Early Life and Education
Mike Sigel was born and raised in Rochester, New York, and is Jewish.
When he refused to attend Hebrew school because he was too exhausted from playing pool nights, his mother Ruth would get upset with him.
One of the greatest players of all time, Mike Sigel has won 103 professional pool tournaments throughout his career, including nine-ball and straight pool world championships including three U.S. Open Nine-ball Championships, a U.S. Open Straight Pool Championship, and four Sands Regency Open victories.
In 1973, at the age of 21, Sigel made his professional debut. Sigel quickly made a name for himself as one of the top golfers in the nation.
In the 1980 film Baltimore Bullet, he played himself. Additionally, he served as the sports choreographer, technical adviser, and instructor for the Paul Newman and Tom Cruise shots in the 1986 Academy Award-winning movie The Color of Money.
In the 1980s, Sigel was a top player who appeared on the covers of many industry publications, including Billiards Digest, Pool and Billiards, InsidePOOL, Billiard News, and Bike Week.
Sports Illustrated, Life, People, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Playboy, Parade, Baltimore Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, Silver Screen, and Cigar Aficionado are just a few publications that have highlighted him.
Sigel received three “Player of the Year” awards from Billiards Digest and Pool and Billiards Magazine in 1981, 1983, and 1986.
Sigel defeated Loree Jon Jones in the IPT 8-ball Exhibition Match in 2005. His winnings totaled $150,000.
He had a seed in the King of the Hill Eight-ball Shootout final that year, the next IPT competition. Efren Reyes, who had advanced through the tournament, was there when he met him.
Reyes won the match and received $200,000, while Sigel received $100,000 as second place.
He now resides close to Orlando, Florida, and focuses on teaching and playing pool.
Mike Sigel Net Worth
Mike Sigel is a American professional pool player with an estimated net worth of around $1 – 10 million.
Mikel Sigel is happily married to his wife Renee, and the couple have been enjoying a peaceful and happy union. Although not much information is revealed about their marital life.