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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: 5'9"
Wt: 157
Biographical
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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
19
SP
19
44
41
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
0
0
2
1
.366
.395
.561
.956
165
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
CAG
NvM
26
CF
5
23
22
5
6
0
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
.273
.304
.273
.577
51
MULT
29
CF
36
162
144
37
47
6
3
0
15
8
15
1
2
.326
.394
.410
.803
120
PC
NN2
30
CF
66
299
270
58
81
10
4
2
25
11
22
1
6
.300
.355
.389
.744
103
PC
NN2
31
CF
68
309
268
52
89
10
3
1
28
14
34
1
6
.332
.409
.403
.812
128
PC
32
CF
52
240
209
62
67
12
6
2
29
10
28
0
3
.321
.401
.464
.865
120
33
CF
32
144
122
28
34
4
2
0
11
2
17
0
5
.279
.367
.344
.711
84
34
CF
5
24
20
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
.100
.250
.100
.350
6
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
4
0
.348
.425
.430
.855
135
HG
41
LF
57
275
235
44
74
8
4
1
27
6
36
0
4
0
.315
.406
.396
.802
122
15
8
CF
730
3213
2846
634
905
142
48
26
342
127
301
0
6
60
0
.318
.384
.429
.813
120
162 Game Average
713
632
141
201
32
11
6
76
28
67
0
2
13
0
.318
.384
.429
.813
120
 
Team Lg Pos
14
Negro Leagues
724
3189
2823
629
899
142
48
26
341
124
300
6
60
0
.318
.385
.430
.816
120
2
vs Major Leaguers
6
24
23
5
6
0
0
0
1
3
1
0
0
0
.261
.292
.261
.553
44
 
Team Lg Pos
5
St. Louis Stars I
CF
311
1285
1161
265
373
76
18
20
165
61
93
0
3
28
.321
.373
.469
.843
124
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
31
135
120
19
35
4
2
0
8
3
13
0
2
.292
.361
.358
.719
118
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
24
110
97
21
28
2
1
0
9
7
11
1
1
.289
.367
.330
.697
92
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
222
1011
886
205
275
37
16
5
94
37
103
2
20
.310
.383
.405
.789
111
3
Homestead Grays
LF
138
655
568
124
192
23
11
1
66
19
78
0
9
0
.338
.418
.423
.840
131
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



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
44
.422
.324
0.0%
0.0%
7.8%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.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
CAG
NvM
23
.274
.340
4.3%
7.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.129
MULT
162
.381
.341
9.3%
8.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.083
.095
PC
NN2
299
.335
.327
7.4%
6.4%
0.7%
1.1%
.089
.121
PC
NN2
309
.383
.332
11.0%
7.7%
0.3%
0.8%
.071
.095
PC
240
.392
.353
11.7%
8.8%
0.8%
1.5%
.144
.133
144
.332
.352
11.8%
8.9%
0.0%
1.6%
.066
.123
24
.199
.311
16.7%
8.7%
0.0%
1.4%
.000
.107
116
.356
.306
10.3%
7.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.078
.075
HG
336
.410
.349
11.6%
9.6%
0.0%
0.6%
.082
.097
HG
275
.380
.339
13.1%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.081
.099
15
8
3213
.373
.338
9.4%
8.1%
0.0%
2.6%
3.18
0.8%
1.1%
.111
.111
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
14
Negro Leagues
3189
.374
.338
9.4%
8.1%
0.8%
1.1%
.112
.111
2
vs Major Leaguers
24
.263
.340
4.2%
7.6%
0.0%
2.6%
3.18
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.128
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
5
St. Louis Stars I
1285
.375
.338
7.2%
8.0%
0.0%
2.6%
3.18
1.6%
1.2%
.148
.118
2
Chicago American Giants
135
.342
.313
9.6%
7.2%
0.0%
0.7%
.067
.088
1
Detroit Wolves
110
.342
.341
10.0%
8.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.041
.094
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1011
.363
.339
10.2%
7.7%
0.5%
1.2%
.095
.116
3
Homestead Grays
655
.400
.344
11.9%
9.1%
0.2%
0.8%
.085
.098
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
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000

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Statistical and biographical data for the The Negro Leagues Database, except 1923 and 1933, were compiled by Gary Ashwill. Copyright 2011-2013 Gary Ashwill. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1923 were compiled by Patrick Rock. Copyright 2011-2013 Patrick Rock. All rights reserved. Playing statistics for 1933 were compiled by Scott Simkus. Copyright 2013 Scott Simkus. All rights reserved.


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