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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
173
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
-
22.1
CF
 
94
447
409
99
141
34
6
10
60
32
0
30
0
 
0
0
8
0
0
 
.345
.390
.531
.920
154
9.5
.412
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
-
-
29.1
CF
 
33
151
133
35
44
6
3
0
14
8
0
15
0
 
0
1
2
0
0
 
.331
.403
.421
.824
129
8.3
.398
PC
NN2
30.1
CF
 
62
281
253
56
78
10
4
2
23
11
21
 
1
6
 
.308
.364
.403
.767
115
6.8
.349
PC
NN2
31.1
CF
 
65
295
257
50
86
9
3
1
26
14
33
 
1
4
 
.335
.412
.405
.817
136
8.4
.396
PC
-
32.1
CF
 
50
229
198
59
62
11
6
2
29
10
0
28
0
 
0
0
3
0
0
 
.313
.398
.460
.858
125
8.6
.393
-
-
33.1
CF
 
32
144
122
28
34
4
2
0
11
2
0
17
0
 
0
0
5
0
0
 
.279
.367
.344
.711
92
5.7
.333
-
-
34.1
CF
 
5
24
20
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.100
.250
.100
.350
7
1.0
.194
11
6
CF
 
557
2408
2143
494
679
116
36
25
268
106
0
211
0
 
0
6
48
0
0
 
.317
.380
.440
.819
125
7.7
.377
 
Years Team      
G
R
H
   
5
CF
 
310
1284
1160
265
373
76
18
20
165
61
0
93
0
 
0
3
28
0
0
 
.322
.373
.470
.843
130
7.9
.381
1
CF
 
24
110
97
21
28
2
1
0
9
7
0
11
0
 
0
1
1
0
0
 
.289
.367
.330
.697
94
6.2
.354
6
CF
 
213
968
847
198
264
35
16
5
90
37
0
101
0
 
0
2
18
0
0
 
.312
.386
.409
.795
120
7.5
.371
1
CF
 
7
33
29
10
13
3
1
0
4
1
0
3
0
 
0
0
1
0
0
 
.448
.500
.621
1.121
213
14.6
.505
1
SW
 
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.250
.250
.250
.500
42
2.1
.235
1
CF
 
2
9
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
 
0
0
0
0
0
 
.000
.333
.000
.333
27
2.5
.227



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
-
22.1
OF
 
93
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
MULT
-
29.1
OF
 
33
289.0
75
69
6
0
0
 
1.000
.958
 
2.34
1.97
PC
NN2
30.1
OF
 
62
535.0
100
96
1
3
1
 
.970
.957
 
1.63
1.89
PC
NN2
31.1
OF
 
64
551.7
119
113
2
4
0
 
.966
.965
 
1.88
1.81
PC
-
32.1
OF
 
45
398.0
131
120
5
6
1
 
.954
.950
 
2.83
2.01
MULT
-
33.1
OF
 
32
271.3
60
58
1
1
0
 
.983
.963
 
1.96
1.99
MULT
-
34.1
OF
 
5
46.0
10
10
0
0
0
 
1.000
.981
 
1.96
1.78
11
6
OF
 
495
2947.7
764
709
31
24
5
 
.969
.957
 
2.26
1.92



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
-
22.1
CF
 
93
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
MULT
-
29.1
CF
 
33
289.0
75
69
6
0
0
 
1.000
.968
 
2.34
2.37
PC
NN2
30.1
CF
 
62
535.0
100
96
1
3
1
 
.970
.960
 
1.63
2.27
PC
NN2
31.1
CF
 
64
551.7
119
113
2
4
0
 
.966
.981
 
1.88
2.18
PC
-
32.1
CF
 
45
398.0
131
120
5
6
1
 
.954
.953
 
2.83
2.43
MULT
-
33.1
CF
 
30
255.3
55
54
0
1
0
 
.982
.971
 
1.90
2.32
MULT
-
34.1
CF
 
5
46.0
10
10
0
0
0
 
1.000
.983
 
1.96
2.19
10
6
CF
 
487
2925.0
758
704
30
24
5
 
.968
.965
 
2.26
2.36



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
SLS
-
22.1
1B
 
2
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
.986
 
15.00
10.82
PC
-
32.1
1B
 
2
16.0
17
17
0
0
0
 
1.000
.983
 
9.56
10.46
5
2
1B
 
8
25.0
30
28
0
2
1
 
.933
.983
 
10.08
10.85



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
MULT
-
33.1
LF
 
1
7.0
2
2
0
0
0
 
1.000
.963
 
2.57
1.79
4
2
LF
 
4
13.7
3
3
0
0
0
 
1.000
.957
 
1.98
1.75



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
MULT
-
33.1
RF
 
1
9.0
3
2
1
0
0
 
1.000
.953
 
3.00
1.85
2
2
RF
 
4
9.0
3
2
1
0
0
 
1.000
.953
 
3.00
1.85



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



Third Base Stats
Yr Tm
Lg
 
G
Inn
Ch
PO
A
E
DP
   
RF
PC
-
32.1
3B
 
1
9.0
3
1
2
0
1
 
1.000
.922
 
3.00
2.78
1
1
3B
 
1
9.0
3
1
2
0
1
 
1.000
.922
 
3.00
2.78



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