Cool Papa Bell - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

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: 5'9"
Wt: 157
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Notes:


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


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
NNL
19
SP
18
43
40
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
0
2
1
.375
.405
.575
.980
171
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
64
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
272
246
49
71
13
3
1
37
9
21
5
.289
.345
.378
.723
83
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
141
34
6
10
60
32
30
8
.345
.390
.531
.920
148
SLS
25
CF
84
401
357
87
120
21
7
6
46
19
35
1
8
.336
.397
.485
.882
138
MULT
29
CF
33
151
133
35
44
6
3
0
14
8
15
1
2
.331
.403
.421
.824
124
PC
NN2
30
CF
62
281
253
56
78
10
4
2
23
11
21
1
6
.308
.364
.403
.767
108
PC
NN2
31
CF
65
295
257
50
86
9
3
1
26
14
33
1
4
.335
.412
.405
.817
129
PC
32
CF
50
229
198
59
62
11
6
2
29
10
28
0
3
.313
.398
.460
.858
119
33
CF
32
144
122
28
34
4
2
0
11
2
17
0
5
.279
.367
.344
.711
86
34
CF
5
24
20
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
.100
.250
.100
.350
7
39
CF
27
116
102
14
30
4
2
0
7
0
12
2
.294
.368
.373
.741
133
HG
40
LF
71
336
293
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
0
0
4
0
.348
.425
.430
.855
135
13
8
CF
655
2860
2538
576
811
132
44
25
309
118
262
0
6
54
0
.320
.385
.436
.820
121
162 Game Average
707
628
142
201
33
11
6
76
29
65
0
2
13
0
.320
.385
.436
.820
121
 
Team Lg Pos
5
St. Louis Stars I
CF
310
1284
1160
265
373
76
18
20
165
61
93
3
28
.322
.373
.470
.843
124
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
24
110
97
21
28
2
1
0
9
7
11
1
1
.289
.367
.330
.697
90
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
213
968
847
198
264
35
16
5
90
37
101
2
18
.312
.386
.409
.795
113
2
Homestead Grays
LF
78
369
322
78
115
15
7
0
38
13
42
0
0
5
0
.357
.431
.447
.879
141
1
NNL All Stars
-
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
37
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
2
9
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
.000
.333
.000
.333
26
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
288
1
Chicago American Giants
CF
26
112
98
14
29
4
2
0
7
0
12
2
.296
.373
.378
.750
131



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
NNL
43
.431
.324
0.0%
7.8%
2.3%
1.1%
.200
.109
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.354
5.8%
8.3%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.123
SLS
NNL
272
.335
.362
7.7%
9.3%
0.4%
0.9%
.089
.115
SLS
447
.403
.327
6.7%
8.3%
2.2%
1.4%
.186
.124
SLS
401
.395
.331
8.7%
6.7%
1.5%
1.2%
.148
.112
MULT
151
.390
.344
9.9%
8.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.090
.097
PC
NN2
281
.344
.328
7.5%
6.4%
0.7%
1.1%
.095
.121
PC
NN2
295
.388
.332
11.2%
7.6%
0.3%
0.8%
.070
.094
PC
229
.388
.353
12.2%
8.8%
0.9%
1.5%
.146
.133
144
.332
.350
11.8%
8.8%
0.0%
1.5%
.066
.119
24
.199
.311
16.7%
8.7%
0.0%
1.4%
.000
.106
116
.356
.306
10.3%
7.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.078
.075
HG
336
.410
.349
11.6%
0.0%
0.0%
9.6%
0.0%
0.6%
.082
.097
13
8
2860
.375
.338
9.2%
8.1%
0.0%
0.0%
0.00
0.9%
1.1%
.116
.112
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
5
St. Louis Stars I
1284
.376
.338
7.2%
8.0%
1.6%
1.2%
.148
.118
1
Detroit Wolves
110
.342
.344
10.0%
8.7%
0.0%
0.8%
.041
.096
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
968
.366
.338
10.4%
7.8%
0.5%
1.2%
.097
.115
2
Homestead Grays
369
.419
.349
11.4%
9.5%
0.0%
0.0%
0.00
0.0%
0.7%
.090
.097
1
NNL All Stars
4
.238
.336
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.107
1
Santo Domingo Stars
9
.240
.264
33.3%
9.3%
0.0%
1.6%
.000
.068
1
Chicago American Giants
112
.356
.308
10.7%
7.1%
0.0%
0.7%
.082
.078
1
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000

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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