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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
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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
152
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
61
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
272
246
49
71
13
3
1
37
9
21
5
.289
.345
.378
.723
87
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
141
34
6
10
60
32
30
8
.345
.390
.531
.920
131
SLS
25
CF
84
401
357
87
120
21
7
6
46
19
0
35
2
1
8
.336
.397
.485
.882
127
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
41
181
158
42
51
7
4
0
16
11
18
2
2
3
.323
.399
.418
.817
117
30
CF
67
304
275
59
81
10
4
2
25
11
0
22
1
0
1
6
0
0
.295
.349
.382
.731
99
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.324
.402
.393
.795
131
MULT
32
CF
53
246
213
64
68
12
6
2
29
10
0
30
0
0
0
3
0
0
.319
.403
.460
.863
116
MULT
MULT
33
CF
33
147
125
29
37
5
2
0
12
3
17
0
0
5
0
0
.296
.380
.368
.748
94
34
CF
11
53
47
11
17
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.362
.434
.532
.966
184
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
135
MULT
40
LF
72
340
297
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
1
0
4
0
0
.343
.420
.424
.844
139
MULT
41
LF
58
280
240
44
74
8
4
1
27
6
36
0
0
4
0
0
.308
.399
.388
.786
120
HG
42
LF
46
200
171
35
50
5
1
1
21
7
27
0
2
.292
.389
.351
.740
120
HG
NN2
43
LF
39
137
122
24
48
3
2
0
17
6
13
0
2
.393
.452
.451
.903
163
17
11
CF
835
3635
3214
713
1028
154
52
29
391
146
0
349
7
0
7
65
0
0
.320
.388
.427
.815
120
162 Game Average
705
624
138
199
30
10
6
76
32
0
68
63
0
2
13
0
0
.320
.388
.427
.815
120
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
829
3611
3191
708
1022
154
52
29
390
143
0
348
7
0
7
65
0
0
.320
.388
.428
.817
121
2
vs Major Leagues
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
0
93
2
3
28
.321
.373
.469
.843
115
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
31
135
120
19
35
4
2
0
8
3
13
0
2
.292
.361
.358
.719
122
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
5
19
14
5
4
1
1
0
1
3
3
2
1
1
.286
.444
.500
.944
147
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
24
110
97
21
28
2
1
0
9
7
11
1
1
.289
.367
.330
.697
83
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
228
1039
912
213
286
39
16
7
101
38
105
2
20
.314
.386
.414
.800
116
5
Homestead Grays
LF
223
992
861
183
290
31
14
2
104
32
118
0
13
0
.337
.417
.412
.829
136
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
-19
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
126
1
NNL All Stars
-
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
69
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
3
14
11
2
4
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.364
.500
.364
.864
236
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
119



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
44
.422
.340
0.0%
0.0%
8.2%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.115
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.359
5.8%
8.5%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.125
SLS
NNL
272
.335
.354
7.7%
9.1%
0.4%
0.9%
.089
.112
SLS
447
.403
.351
6.7%
8.9%
2.2%
1.3%
.186
.133
SLS
401
.395
.346
8.7%
0.4%
0.5%
7.0%
17.50
19.33
1.5%
1.2%
.148
.118
CAG
NvM
23
.274
.340
4.3%
7.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.129
MULT
181
.385
.351
9.9%
0.2%
1.1%
8.7%
9.00
69.73
0.0%
0.8%
.095
.100
304
.330
.327
7.2%
0.3%
6.4%
22.00
0.7%
1.1%
.087
.122
317
.376
.321
11.0%
0.3%
7.5%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.091
MULT
246
.393
.359
12.2%
0.0%
9.1%
0.8%
1.5%
.141
.134
MULT
MULT
147
.348
.352
11.6%
0.0%
8.9%
0.0%
1.6%
.072
.122
53
.435
.304
11.3%
7.2%
3.8%
1.3%
.170
.111
MULT
MULT
122
.355
.302
9.8%
0.0%
7.7%
0.0%
0.7%
.074
.073
MULT
340
.405
.339
11.5%
0.3%
9.4%
39.00
0.0%
0.6%
.081
.094
MULT
280
.373
.334
12.9%
0.0%
8.4%
0.4%
0.9%
.079
.098
HG
200
.363
.322
13.5%
8.4%
0.5%
0.8%
.058
.085
HG
NN2
137
.429
.328
9.5%
8.4%
0.0%
0.9%
.057
.087
17
11
3635
.376
.339
9.6%
8.2%
1.5%
0.7%
5.86
99.91
0.8%
1.0%
.107
.110
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
16
Negro Leagues
3611
.376
.339
9.6%
8.2%
1.5%
0.7%
5.86
100.03
0.8%
1.0%
.108
.110
2
vs Major Leagues
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
.350
7.2%
8.3%
0.5%
0.4%
17.50
19.29
1.6%
1.2%
.148
.123
2
Chicago American Giants
135
.342
.308
9.6%
7.0%
0.0%
0.7%
.067
.086
1
Detroit Wolves
110
.343
.357
10.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.041
.097
1
Kansas City Monarchs
19
.410
.344
15.8%
7.8%
10.5%
0.8%
1.50
9.27
0.0%
1.2%
.214
.124
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1039
.367
.336
10.1%
7.7%
0.7%
1.2%
.101
.116
5
Homestead Grays
992
.396
.334
11.9%
8.8%
0.2%
0.8%
.075
.093
5
East All Stars
21
.183
.316
4.8%
5.9%
14.3%
11.0%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.107
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.300
16.7%
11.5%
0.0%
9.6%
1.33
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.070
1
NNL All Stars
4
.238
.273
0.0%
5.4%
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.084
1
Santo Domingo Stars
14
.425
.243
21.4%
5.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.078
1
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.400
0.0%
28.6%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000

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