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Cool Papa Bell



James Thomas Bell

Born James Thomas Nichols
Born: May 17, 1903 in Starkville, MS
Died: March 7, 1991 in St. Louis, MO
          (87 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: L
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 157
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974
• Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery (Normandy, MO)
• Relatives: Fred Bell (Brother)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
19
44
41
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
0
0
2
1
.366
.395
.561
.956
149
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
59
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
276
242
52
73
12
3
1
33
12
20
0
14
.302
.355
.388
.743
90
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
140
34
6
10
58
32
30
0
8
0
.342
.387
.528
.915
132
SLS
NNL
23
CF
91
448
386
107
129
27
7
12
58
36
48
4
10
.334
.413
.534
.947
124
SLS
NNL
24
CF
97
460
419
90
131
23
5
5
39
21
31
0
10
.313
.360
.427
.787
98
SLS
25
CF
86
410
365
88
123
21
7
6
46
20
36
1
8
.337
.398
.482
.880
129
26
CF
102
470
413
103
131
26
5
3
41
52
50
1
6
.317
.392
.426
.818
107
SLS
27
CF
85
410
366
109
128
22
5
7
59
12
38
2
4
.350
.414
.495
.908
128
SLS
28
CF
35
168
140
52
41
7
2
1
19
16
26
0
2
.293
.404
.393
.796
103
MULT
29
CF
57
255
223
61
79
14
9
0
30
15
24
3
5
.354
.424
.498
.922
154
30
CF
74
335
300
63
89
12
4
2
28
16
0
28
1
0
1
6
0
0
.297
.359
.383
.742
103
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.324
.402
.393
.795
127
MULT
32
CF
57
266
224
72
72
14
7
2
31
12
0
36
0
0
0
6
0
0
.321
.415
.473
.889
126
MULT
MULT
33
CF
50
227
199
49
64
7
2
1
25
11
23
0
0
5
0
0
.322
.392
.392
.784
108
34
CF
12
58
52
13
19
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.365
.431
.519
.950
172
MEX
37
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
202
CBM
MEX
38
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
MULT
MULT
39
CF
29
122
108
14
32
4
2
0
7
0
0
12
0
0
0
2
0
0
.296
.367
.370
.737
138
MULT
40
LF
72
340
297
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
1
0
4
0
0
.343
.420
.424
.844
132
MULT
41
LF
58
280
242
44
72
9
4
1
30
6
30
0
1
1
7
0
0
.298
.377
.380
.757
104
MULT
42
LF
52
233
193
39
56
7
1
1
21
10
38
0
0
2
.290
.407
.352
.759
118
HG
NN2
43
LF
39
139
120
23
48
5
2
0
16
6
16
0
0
3
.400
.471
.475
.946
162
23
15
CF
1482
6747
5925
1433
1958
326
112
74
761
348
0
683
53
1
17
122
0
0
.330
.401
.461
.862
124
162 Game Average
738
648
157
214
36
12
8
83
43
0
75
43
1
2
13
0
0
.330
.401
.461
.862
124
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1280
5768
5073
1213
1642
275
82
58
630
300
0
566
3
1
16
113
0
0
.324
.393
.445
.838
119
2
vs Latin Leagues
189
921
803
204
299
50
30
16
127
42
110
50
1
7
.372
.449
.569
1.018
156
4
vs Major Leagues
13
58
49
16
17
1
0
0
4
6
7
0
0
2
.347
.429
.367
.796
141
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
714
3213
2850
722
928
180
42
48
373
199
284
0
10
69
0
.326
.389
.469
.857
115
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
35
153
137
22
38
4
2
0
9
3
14
0
2
.277
.344
.336
.680
112
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
16
71
57
17
22
4
5
0
11
6
9
2
3
.386
.485
.632
1.117
218
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
29
132
119
28
38
6
2
0
13
8
11
1
1
.319
.382
.403
.785
114
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
249
1136
995
236
313
43
17
8
115
49
0
117
2
22
.315
.388
.416
.804
116
5
Homestead Grays
LF
228
1022
879
185
291
36
14
2
105
35
125
1
1
17
0
0
.331
.415
.411
.826
127
5
East All Stars
CF
5
21
20
3
3
1
0
0
1
2
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
.150
.190
.200
.390
-4
2
West All Stars
CF
3
12
10
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
.300
.417
.300
.717
101
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
38
31
9
13
2
0
0
4
4
6
0
1
.419
.514
.484
.997
227
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
4
19
16
4
6
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.375
.474
.375
.849
204
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
0
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
202
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
288
1
North All Stars
LF
1
5
4
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
.750
.800
.750
1.550
370



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
44
.421
.345
0.0%
0.0%
8.2%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.117
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.363
5.8%
8.5%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.127
SLS
NNL
276
.335
.359
7.2%
8.6%
0.4%
0.9%
.087
.112
SLS
447
.401
.348
6.7%
8.9%
2.2%
1.3%
.186
.131
SLS
NNL
448
.417
.376
10.7%
8.8%
2.7%
1.4%
.199
.138
SLS
NNL
460
.354
.356
6.7%
8.4%
1.1%
1.2%
.115
.124
SLS
410
.395
.344
8.8%
6.9%
1.5%
1.2%
.145
.117
470
.375
.352
10.6%
8.6%
0.6%
1.5%
.109
.131
SLS
410
.412
.359
9.3%
8.5%
1.7%
1.2%
.145
.126
SLS
168
.383
.369
15.5%
9.4%
0.6%
0.9%
.100
.108
MULT
255
.423
.338
9.4%
8.2%
0.0%
0.8%
.143
.097
335
.338
.327
8.4%
0.3%
6.5%
28.00
0.6%
1.1%
.087
.120
317
.376
.327
11.0%
0.3%
7.7%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.093
MULT
266
.399
.353
13.5%
0.0%
8.9%
0.8%
1.5%
.152
.132
MULT
MULT
227
.363
.342
10.1%
0.0%
8.4%
0.4%
1.5%
.070
.122
58
.427
.311
10.3%
7.3%
3.4%
1.3%
.154
.116
MEX
430
.520
.356
10.5%
10.1%
5.6%
9.5%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
CBM
MEX
491
.405
.378
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.5%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
MULT
MULT
122
.355
.298
9.8%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
0.7%
.074
.072
MULT
340
.405
.350
11.5%
0.3%
9.7%
39.00
0.0%
0.6%
.081
.097
MULT
280
.353
.346
10.7%
0.0%
8.4%
0.4%
0.9%
.083
.103
MULT
233
.374
.330
16.3%
8.8%
0.4%
0.8%
.062
.095
HG
NN2
139
.444
.343
11.5%
9.4%
0.0%
1.0%
.075
.098
23
15
6747
.393
.351
10.1%
8.7%
5.5%
8.5%
2.13
3.40
1.1%
1.1%
.130
.118
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
5768
.383
.348
9.8%
8.4%
9.1%
3.4%
1.00
22.32
1.0%
1.1%
.121
.117
2
vs Latin Leagues
921
.459
.367
11.9%
10.4%
5.4%
9.3%
2.20
1.13
1.7%
1.1%
.197
.126
4
vs Major Leagues
58
.366
.315
12.1%
7.1%
0.0%
3.5%
2.60
0.0%
0.9%
.020
.120
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
10
St. Louis Stars I
3213
.385
.357
8.8%
8.5%
0.0%
6.4%
1.52
1.5%
1.3%
.143
.126
2
Chicago American Giants
153
.325
.305
9.2%
7.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.088
1
Kansas City Monarchs
71
.483
.324
12.7%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.246
.102
1
Detroit Wolves
132
.375
.344
8.3%
8.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.084
.095
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1136
.369
.338
10.3%
7.8%
0.7%
1.2%
.102
.117
5
Homestead Grays
1022
.393
.344
12.2%
9.1%
0.2%
0.8%
.080
.099
5
East All Stars
21
.183
.298
4.8%
5.3%
14.3%
11.8%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.112
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.336
16.7%
13.0%
0.0%
9.0%
1.58
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.066
1
NNL All Stars II
38
.454
.284
15.8%
6.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.065
.092
1
Santo Domingo Stars
19
.410
.261
15.8%
6.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.086
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
430
.520
.356
10.5%
9.5%
5.6%
10.1%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
1
Azules de Veracruz
0
.000
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
491
.405
.378
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.5%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
1
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000
1
North All Stars
5
.754
.330
20.0%
10.3%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.043

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