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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
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
11
53
47
11
17
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.362
.434
.532
.966
164
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
HG
42
LF
46
200
171
35
50
5
1
1
21
7
27
0
2
.292
.389
.351
.740
116
HG
NN2
43
LF
39
137
122
24
48
3
2
0
17
6
13
0
2
.393
.452
.451
.903
160
17
8
CF
821
3579
3166
703
1018
152
51
29
389
141
343
0
6
64
0
.322
.389
.429
.818
123
162 Game Average
706
625
139
201
30
10
6
77
28
68
0
2
13
0
.322
.389
.429
.818
123
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
815
3555
3143
698
1012
152
51
29
388
138
342
6
64
0
.322
.390
.430
.820
123
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
227
1035
908
213
286
39
16
7
101
38
105
2
20
.315
.387
.416
.803
115
5
Homestead Grays
LF
223
992
861
183
290
31
14
2
104
32
118
0
13
0
.337
.417
.412
.829
132
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
3
14
11
2
4
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.364
.500
.364
.864
182
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
53
.435
.327
11.3%
7.8%
3.8%
1.2%
.170
.119
116
.356
.306
10.3%
7.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.078
.075
HG
336
.410
.350
11.6%
9.7%
0.0%
0.7%
.082
.098
HG
275
.380
.339
13.1%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.081
.099
HG
200
.363
.327
13.5%
8.6%
0.5%
0.8%
.058
.086
HG
NN2
137
.429
.332
9.5%
8.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.057
.088
17
8
3579
.377
.337
9.6%
8.2%
0.0%
0.0%
328.73
0.8%
1.0%
.108
.109
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
16
Negro Leagues
3555
.378
.337
9.6%
8.2%
0.8%
1.0%
.108
.109
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
1035
.368
.339
10.1%
7.8%
0.7%
1.2%
.101
.117
5
Homestead Grays
992
.396
.339
11.9%
8.9%
0.2%
0.8%
.075
.094
1
NNL All Stars
4
.238
.336
0.0%
6.7%
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.107
1
Santo Domingo Stars
14
.425
.288
21.4%
6.6%
0.0%
0.7%
.000
.093
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