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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 - 87 years old in St. Louis, MO
Bats: B Throws: L Ht: 5'9" Wt: 157
Batting Ratings(?)
Fielding Ratings(?)
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Notes:
- Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as a Player in 1974
- Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery; Hillsdale, MO
Relatives: Brother of Fred Bell

Overall

Multi-Team Years

Batting Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
G
R
H
   
SLS
NNL
19.1
SP
 
18
43
40
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
0
 
2
1
 
.375
.405
.575
.980
180
9.8
.424
SLS
NNL
20.1
SP
 
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
 
0
6
 
.241
.287
.361
.648
73
4.1
.282
SLS
NNL
21.1
CF
 
65
272
246
49
71
13
3
1
37
9
21
 
0
5
 
.289
.345
.378
.723
86
6.2
.339
SLS
-
25.1
CF
 
84
401
357
87
120
21
7
6
46
19
0
35
0
 
0
1
8
0
0
 
.336
.397
.485
.882
147
8.5
.400
PC
NN2
30.1
CF
 
60
273
245
55
76
10
4
2
23
11
21
 
1
6
 
.310
.367
.408
.775
118
7.0
.353
PC
NN2
31.1
CF
 
59
265
233
44
76
7
3
1
23
14
28
 
1
3
 
.326
.401
.395
.796
131
7.9
.388
6
2
CF
 
335
1375
1229
265
384
59
19
13
151
54
0
112
0
 
0
5
29
0
0
 
.312
.372
.423
.795
121
7.2
.367
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
4
CF
 
216
837
751
166
232
42
12
10
105
29
0
63
0
 
0
3
20
0
0
 
.309
.365
.437
.802
118
7.1
.365
2
CF
 
119
538
478
99
152
17
7
3
46
25
0
49
0
 
0
2
9
0
0
 
.318
.384
.402
.785
124
7.4
.370



Pitching Stats
Yr
Tm
Lg
 
W
L
G
R
H
K
 
SLS
NNL
19.1
SP
 
7
7
.500
16
12
9
1
0
114.0
71
60
118
12
12
6
40
63
0
4
488
 
4.74
104
1.386
12.9
8.2
1.58
SLS
NNL
20.1
SP
 
11
7
.611
25
14
9
0
0
153.7
100
77
180
0
0
9
34
66
4
7
666
 
4.51
98
1.393
9.9
5.1
1.94
SLS
NNL
21.1
SP
 
3
1
.750
7
4
3
0
0
40.7
25
17
38
0
0
0
16
17
0
1
177
 
3.76
107
1.328
9.6
9.0
1.06
3
1
 
21
15
.583
48
30
21
1
0
308.3
196
154
336
12
12
15
90
146
4
12
1331
4.50
101
1.382
11.0
6.8
1.62



Outfield Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
19.1
OF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.953
 
0.00
1.86
SLS
NNL
20.1
OF
 
15
107.3
28
27
0
1
0
 
.964
.952
 
2.26
1.81
SLS
NNL
21.1
OF
 
61
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
SLS
-
25.1
OF
 
84
748.3
241
216
16
9
3
 
.963
.956
 
2.79
1.96
PC
NN2
30.1
OF
 
60
519.0
95
91
1
3
1
 
.968
.956
 
1.60
1.90
PC
NN2
31.1
OF
 
58
497.7
113
108
2
3
0
 
.973
.969
 
1.99
1.84
6
2
OF
 
279
1873.3
477
442
19
16
4
 
.966
.959
 
2.21
1.90



Center Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
20.1
CF
 
14
101.7
27
26
0
1
0
 
.963
.953
 
2.30
2.07
SLS
NNL
21.1
CF
 
57
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
SLS
-
25.1
CF
 
84
748.3
241
216
16
9
3
 
.963
.964
 
2.79
2.58
PC
NN2
30.1
CF
 
60
519.0
95
91
1
3
1
 
.968
.960
 
1.60
2.26
PC
NN2
31.1
CF
 
58
497.7
113
108
2
3
0
 
.973
.986
 
1.99
2.22
5
2
CF
 
273
1866.7
476
441
19
16
4
 
.966
.968
 
2.22
2.37



Pitcher Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
19.1
P
 
16
114.0
58
1
56
1
3
 
.983
.948
 
4.50
3.26
SLS
NNL
20.1
P
 
25
151.7
83
12
69
2
1
 
.976
.949
 
4.81
3.41
SLS
NNL
21.1
P
 
6
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
3
1
P
 
47
265.7
141
13
125
3
4
 
.979
.949
 
4.68
3.35



First Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
20.1
1B
 
2
6.0
7
6
0
1
1
 
.857
.980
 
9.00
11.92
sls
nnl
21.1
1B
 
1
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
PC
NN2
31.1
1B
 
1
3.0
6
5
0
1
0
 
.833
.985
 
15.00
10.85
3
2
1B
 
4
9.0
13
11
0
2
1
 
.846
.982
 
11.00
11.56



Left Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
19.1
LF
 
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.943
 
0.00
1.65
SLS
NNL
20.1
LF
 
1
5.7
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.945
 
1.59
1.72
SLS
NNL
21.1
LF
 
1
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
3
1
LF
 
3
6.7
1
1
0
0
0
 
1.000
.945
 
1.35
1.71



Right Field Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
21.1
RF
 
3
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
 
0.00
0.00
1
1
RF
 
3
0.0
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
.000
 
0.00
0.00



Second Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
SLS
NNL
20.1
2B
 
1
9.0
5
1
4
0
0
 
1.000
.938
 
5.00
5.56
1
1
2B
 
1
9.0
5
1
4
0
0
 
1.000
.938
 
5.00
5.56



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