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Willie Wells



Willie James Wells
(Devil; El Diablo; Bubbles; Chico)

Born: August 10, 1904 in Shawnee, OK
Died: January 22, 1989 in Austin, TX
          (84 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 170
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997
• High School: L. C. Anderson HS (Austin, TX)
• College: Paul Quinn College (Dallas, TX) , Samuel Huston College (Austin, TX)
• Buried: Texas State Cemetery (Austin, TX)
• Relatives: Willie Wells Jr. (Son)
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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
19
SS
49
208
186
30
55
13
4
1
37
2
13
2
7
.296
.348
.425
.773
98
SLS
20
SS
94
434
362
87
103
20
7
9
54
18
56
0
16
0
.285
.380
.453
.833
111
SLS
NNL
21
SS
83
342
281
64
104
12
4
13
59
10
50
0
11
.370
.465
.580
1.045
171
SLS
NNL
22
SS
96
426
361
90
131
21
5
29
108
9
56
1
8
.363
.450
.690
1.140
204
SLS
23
SS
85
383
341
89
121
29
6
25
90
13
29
6
7
.355
.415
.695
1.110
184
24
SS
104
466
398
116
146
26
9
26
135
34
54
2
12
.367
.445
.673
1.118
188
SLS
25
SS
97
427
367
118
151
36
3
19
123
18
53
2
5
.411
.488
.681
1.169
203
SLS
26
SS
36
164
132
38
42
14
4
3
31
9
25
2
5
.318
.434
.553
.987
149
MULT
27
SS
55
236
208
40
57
16
6
2
41
4
19
4
5
.274
.346
.438
.784
111
28
SS
37
174
159
32
43
8
3
0
24
8
0
7
1
0
3
4
1
0
.270
.312
.358
.670
82
MULT
29
SS
45
193
170
25
36
9
4
0
13
5
1
19
0
1
3
0
0
.212
.295
.312
.607
82
30
SS
48
216
186
53
65
14
5
5
36
14
0
25
1
0
1
4
0
0
.349
.429
.559
.988
156
NE
NN2
31
SS
29
127
111
24
35
6
1
2
12
0
12
1
3
.315
.387
.441
.829
113
MULT
32
SS
33
141
125
33
40
9
5
3
27
2
0
12
0
0
0
4
0
0
.320
.380
.544
.924
134
33
SS
29
117
97
24
32
8
3
2
15
3
1
14
1
0
2
4
0
0
.330
.425
.536
.961
150
MULT
34
SS
37
168
147
30
37
3
0
3
21
3
0
18
2
0
1
2
0
0
.252
.337
.333
.671
78
VEZ
MEX
35
SS
84
383
339
95
117
30
2
3
57
17
35
21
3
6
.345
.411
.472
.883
129
VEZ
MEX
36
SS
100
468
403
102
140
29
6
9
77
14
57
20
1
7
.347
.430
.516
.946
136
37
SS
49
211
191
49
66
9
0
3
36
4
0
19
0
0
1
0
0
0
.346
.408
.440
.847
145
TPC
MEX
38
SS
87
371
319
41
94
15
4
4
51
10
44
11
2
6
.295
.384
.404
.788
118
MULT
MULT
40
SS
31
126
110
13
28
8
0
0
15
1
0
13
1
2
0
0
.255
.339
.327
.666
91
NN2
41
3B
62
255
231
21
72
14
3
1
44
2
23
0
1
.312
.374
.411
.785
121
CIC
NAL
42
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
129
MRS
NAL
43
3B
6
19
17
6
8
2
1
0
3
1
2
0
0
.471
.526
.706
1.232
222
24
16
SS
1381
6075
5259
1222
1729
351
86
162
1112
201
2
656
57
0
36
123
1
0
.329
.407
.521
.927
144
162 Game Average
713
617
143
203
41
10
19
130
26
29
77
33
0
5
14
9
0
.329
.407
.521
.927
144
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1099
4807
4157
973
1362
272
70
146
915
157
2
515
5
0
30
104
1
0
.328
.405
.532
.938
147
3
vs Latin Leagues
271
1222
1061
238
351
74
12
16
185
41
136
52
6
19
.331
.410
.468
.878
128
3
vs Major Leagues
11
46
41
11
16
5
4
0
12
3
5
0
0
.390
.457
.707
1.164
208
 
Team Lg Pos
1
St. Louis Giants
SS
4
19
16
1
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
.250
.294
.313
.607
64
8
St. Louis Stars I
SS
631
2793
2375
620
832
166
38
125
626
109
334
15
69
0
.350
.434
.610
1.044
170
4
Chicago American Giants
SS
136
610
543
119
158
33
16
5
83
31
51
5
11
.291
.357
.438
.796
116
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SS
16
69
57
15
15
2
3
0
12
1
8
2
2
.263
.373
.404
.777
109
1
Detroit Wolves
SS
29
125
113
20
32
13
2
0
20
3
9
1
2
.283
.341
.434
.775
108
2
Homestead Grays
SS
14
61
55
9
11
1
1
2
9
0
4
1
1
.200
.267
.364
.630
71
3
West All Stars
SS
3
11
9
2
3
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
.333
.364
.556
.919
193
6
Newark Eagles
SS
174
743
651
155
201
32
8
13
108
11
75
4
13
.309
.384
.442
.826
121
5
East All Stars
SS
8
38
34
6
11
4
1
0
6
1
1
2
3
0
2
0
0
0
.324
.395
.500
.895
144
2
Azules de Veracruz
SS
184
851
742
197
257
59
8
12
134
31
92
41
4
13
.346
.421
.496
.917
133
1
Alijadores de Tampico
SS
87
371
319
41
94
15
4
4
51
10
44
11
2
6
.295
.384
.404
.788
118
1
Negro All Stars
-
4
13
10
1
4
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
.400
.538
.500
1.038
263
2
New York Black Yankees
SS
27
115
103
10
29
6
0
0
13
2
10
0
2
.282
.345
.340
.685
97
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
3B
53
217
197
18
64
14
3
1
42
1
19
0
1
.325
.384
.442
.826
131
1
Indianapolis Clowns
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
129
1
Memphis Red Sox
3B
6
19
17
6
8
2
1
0
3
1
2
0
0
.471
.526
.706
1.232
222



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
208
.350
.360
6.3%
8.6%
0.5%
0.8%
.129
.108
SLS
434
.367
.350
12.9%
8.9%
2.1%
1.3%
.169
.133
SLS
NNL
342
.453
.342
14.6%
8.5%
3.8%
1.4%
.210
.127
SLS
NNL
426
.490
.332
13.1%
7.8%
6.8%
1.3%
.327
.115
SLS
383
.476
.345
7.6%
6.9%
6.5%
1.2%
.340
.118
466
.474
.342
11.6%
8.4%
5.6%
1.5%
.307
.127
SLS
427
.511
.345
12.4%
8.2%
4.4%
1.2%
.270
.121
SLS
164
.440
.370
15.2%
9.5%
1.8%
0.9%
.235
.110
MULT
236
.359
.346
8.1%
8.4%
0.8%
0.8%
.163
.099
174
.300
.327
4.0%
0.6%
6.5%
7.00
0.0%
1.1%
.088
.120
MULT
193
.289
.312
9.8%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
0.8%
.100
.089
216
.432
.344
11.6%
0.5%
8.5%
25.00
2.3%
1.5%
.210
.131
NE
NN2
127
.375
.351
9.4%
8.8%
1.6%
1.7%
.126
.127
MULT
141
.393
.348
8.5%
0.0%
8.4%
2.1%
1.6%
.224
.135
117
.422
.346
12.0%
0.9%
9.5%
14.00
1.7%
1.6%
.206
.129
MULT
168
.318
.347
10.7%
1.2%
8.9%
9.00
1.8%
1.9%
.082
.120
VEZ
MEX
383
.401
.353
9.1%
9.4%
5.5%
10.2%
1.67
0.92
0.8%
1.2%
.127
.127
VEZ
MEX
468
.432
.375
12.2%
11.1%
4.3%
8.6%
2.85
1.30
1.9%
1.1%
.169
.123
211
.407
.329
9.0%
0.0%
9.8%
1.4%
1.0%
.094
.093
TPC
MEX
371
.373
.344
11.9%
9.7%
3.0%
8.3%
4.00
1.17
1.1%
0.9%
.110
.101
MULT
MULT
126
.325
.334
10.3%
8.7%
0.0%
0.7%
.073
.086
NN2
255
.375
.339
9.0%
8.7%
0.4%
0.9%
.100
.090
CIC
NAL
20
.364
.337
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
MRS
NAL
19
.556
.356
10.5%
9.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.235
.115
24
16
6075
.414
.346
10.8%
8.7%
4.5%
7.9%
2.44
27.52
2.7%
1.2%
.192
.116
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
4807
.416
.342
10.7%
8.4%
11.4%
2.1%
0.60
174.69
3.0%
1.2%
.204
.116
3
vs Latin Leagues
1222
.405
.359
11.1%
10.1%
4.3%
9.0%
2.62
1.14
1.3%
1.1%
.138
.118
3
vs Major Leagues
46
.504
.341
10.9%
7.9%
0.0%
0.7%
.317
.120
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
1
St. Louis Giants
19
.271
.356
5.3%
8.4%
0.0%
0.2%
.063
.064
8
St. Louis Stars I
2793
.452
.345
12.0%
8.3%
4.5%
1.3%
.260
.122
4
Chicago American Giants
610
.357
.329
8.4%
7.6%
0.8%
1.1%
.147
.115
1
Detroit Wolves
125
.358
.348
7.2%
8.6%
0.0%
0.7%
.150
.096
1
Kansas City Monarchs
69
.358
.344
11.6%
8.0%
0.0%
0.9%
.140
.109
2
Homestead Grays
61
.291
.343
6.6%
8.4%
3.3%
1.0%
.164
.106
3
West All Stars
11
.381
.335
9.1%
7.7%
18.2%
14.5%
0.50
0.88
0.0%
0.8%
.222
.113
6
Newark Eagles
743
.377
.343
10.1%
9.0%
1.7%
1.5%
.134
.117
5
East All Stars
38
.423
.351
5.3%
11.7%
9.1%
8.0%
0.67
1.32
0.0%
1.0%
.176
.104
2
Azules de Veracruz
851
.418
.365
10.8%
10.3%
4.8%
9.3%
2.24
1.13
1.4%
1.1%
.150
.125
1
Alijadores de Tampico
371
.373
.344
11.9%
9.7%
3.0%
8.3%
4.00
1.17
1.1%
0.9%
.110
.101
1
Negro All Stars
13
.519
.293
23.1%
7.6%
0.0%
0.0%
.100
.045
2
New York Black Yankees
115
.329
.331
8.7%
8.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.089
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
217
.391
.341
8.8%
8.7%
0.5%
0.9%
.117
.091
1
Indianapolis Clowns
20
.364
.337
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
1
Memphis Red Sox
19
.556
.356
10.5%
9.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.235
.115

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


Defensive Regression Analysis data used here was obtained with permission from Michael Humphreys, author of Wizardry

Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James