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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
147
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
58
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
272
246
49
71
13
3
1
37
9
21
5
.289
.345
.378
.723
88
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
140
34
6
10
58
32
0
30
1
0
8
0
.342
.387
.528
.915
130
SLS
NNL
24
CF
96
455
415
90
131
23
5
5
39
21
30
0
10
.316
.362
.431
.793
113
SLS
25
CF
84
401
357
87
120
21
7
6
46
19
0
35
2
1
8
.336
.397
.485
.882
128
26
CF
102
470
413
103
131
26
5
3
41
52
50
1
6
.317
.392
.426
.818
113
SLS
27
CF
85
410
366
109
128
22
5
7
59
12
38
2
4
.350
.414
.495
.908
138
SLS
28
CF
35
168
140
52
41
7
2
1
19
16
0
26
0
0
2
.293
.404
.393
.796
102
MULT
29
CF
41
181
158
42
51
7
4
0
16
11
18
2
2
3
.323
.399
.418
.817
120
30
CF
72
325
293
61
87
12
4
2
28
16
0
25
1
0
1
6
0
0
.297
.354
.386
.740
102
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.324
.402
.393
.795
126
MULT
32
CF
57
266
224
72
72
14
7
2
31
12
0
36
2
0
0
6
0
0
.321
.415
.473
.889
126
MULT
MULT
33
CF
50
227
199
49
64
7
2
1
25
11
23
1
0
5
0
0
.322
.392
.392
.784
108
34
CF
11
53
47
11
17
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
0
.362
.434
.532
.966
172
MEX
37
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
205
CBM
MEX
38
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
118
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
136
MULT
40
LF
72
340
297
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
1
0
4
0
0
.343
.420
.424
.844
130
MULT
41
LF
58
280
240
44
74
8
4
1
27
6
36
0
0
4
0
0
.308
.399
.388
.786
115
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
22
14
CF
1363
6157
5432
1296
1788
288
100
62
691
301
0
617
61
0
11
97
0
0
.329
.399
.453
.852
126
162 Game Average
732
646
154
213
34
12
7
82
39
0
73
45
0
2
12
0
0
.329
.399
.453
.852
126
 
Team Lg Pos
20
Negro Leagues
1161
5178
4580
1076
1472
237
70
46
560
253
0
500
11
0
10
88
0
0
.321
.389
.434
.823
120
2
vs Latin Leagues
189
921
803
204
299
50
30
16
127
42
110
50
1
7
.372
.449
.569
1.018
158
4
vs Major Leagues
13
58
49
16
17
1
0
0
4
6
7
0
0
2
.347
.429
.367
.796
136
 
Team Lg Pos
9
St. Louis Stars I
CF
620
2747
2456
611
794
154
35
36
319
159
0
235
3
6
50
0
.323
.384
.458
.842
118
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
35
153
137
22
38
4
2
0
9
3
14
0
2
.277
.344
.336
.680
108
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
24
110
97
21
28
2
1
0
9
7
11
1
1
.289
.367
.330
.697
88
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
5
19
14
5
4
1
1
0
1
3
3
2
1
1
.286
.444
.500
.944
146
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
247
1126
988
234
311
43
17
8
115
49
0
114
2
2
22
.315
.387
.417
.804
116
5
Homestead Grays
LF
223
992
861
183
290
31
14
2
104
32
118
0
13
0
.337
.417
.412
.829
131
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
-5
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
98
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
38
31
9
13
2
0
0
4
4
6
1
0
1
.419
.514
.484
.997
227
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
3
14
11
2
4
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.364
.500
.364
.864
222
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
205
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
0
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
118
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
.421
.347
0.0%
0.0%
8.3%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.118
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.366
5.8%
8.6%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.128
SLS
NNL
272
.335
.353
7.7%
9.0%
0.4%
0.9%
.089
.112
SLS
447
.401
.350
6.7%
0.2%
8.9%
30.00
2.2%
1.3%
.186
.133
SLS
NNL
455
.356
.332
6.6%
7.9%
1.1%
1.3%
.116
.116
SLS
401
.395
.345
8.7%
0.4%
0.5%
7.0%
17.50
19.22
1.5%
1.2%
.148
.118
470
.375
.342
10.6%
8.4%
0.6%
1.5%
.109
.127
SLS
410
.412
.345
9.3%
8.2%
1.7%
1.2%
.145
.121
SLS
168
.383
.370
15.5%
0.8%
0.0%
9.5%
22.58
0.6%
0.9%
.100
.108
MULT
181
.385
.347
9.9%
0.2%
1.1%
8.5%
9.00
68.01
0.0%
0.8%
.095
.098
325
.335
.326
7.7%
0.3%
6.4%
25.00
0.6%
1.1%
.089
.120
317
.376
.329
11.0%
0.3%
7.7%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.093
MULT
266
.399
.353
13.5%
1.1%
0.8%
8.9%
18.00
9.24
0.8%
1.5%
.152
.132
MULT
MULT
227
.363
.342
10.1%
0.6%
0.4%
8.4%
23.00
27.50
0.4%
1.5%
.070
.122
53
.433
.316
11.3%
1.0%
0.0%
7.4%
45.71
3.8%
1.3%
.170
.118
MEX
430
.520
.353
10.5%
10.2%
5.6%
9.4%
1.88
0.92
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.127
CBM
MEX
491
.405
.375
13.2%
11.1%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.30
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.123
MULT
MULT
122
.355
.299
9.8%
0.0%
7.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.074
.073
MULT
340
.405
.351
11.5%
0.3%
9.7%
39.00
0.0%
0.6%
.081
.097
MULT
280
.373
.341
12.9%
0.0%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.079
.101
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
22
14
6157
.390
.345
10.0%
8.6%
3.0%
3.4%
3.79
39.51
1.0%
1.1%
.124
.115
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
20
Negro Leagues
5178
.378
.342
9.7%
8.3%
1.0%
0.6%
11.00
63.96
0.9%
1.1%
.112
.113
2
vs Latin Leagues
921
.459
.365
11.9%
10.3%
5.4%
9.3%
2.20
1.12
1.7%
1.1%
.197
.125
4
vs Major Leagues
58
.366
.325
12.1%
7.4%
0.0%
3.5%
2.60
0.0%
0.9%
.020
.124
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
9
St. Louis Stars I
2747
.380
.347
8.6%
8.3%
0.5%
0.3%
19.67
19.54
1.3%
1.2%
.135
.121
2
Chicago American Giants
153
.325
.312
9.2%
7.2%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.091
1
Detroit Wolves
110
.343
.349
10.0%
8.7%
0.0%
0.8%
.041
.095
1
Kansas City Monarchs
19
.409
.345
15.8%
7.7%
10.5%
0.8%
1.50
9.42
0.0%
1.2%
.214
.124
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1126
.368
.338
10.1%
7.8%
0.4%
0.7%
27.00
22.27
0.7%
1.2%
.102
.117
5
Homestead Grays
992
.396
.341
11.9%
9.0%
0.2%
0.8%
.075
.095
5
East All Stars
21
.183
.304
4.8%
5.3%
14.3%
11.7%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.111
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.341
16.7%
13.2%
0.0%
9.0%
1.61
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.066
1
NNL All Stars II
38
.454
.284
15.8%
6.3%
6.7%
1.6%
2.00
4.68
0.0%
0.6%
.065
.092
1
Santo Domingo Stars
14
.425
.253
21.4%
5.8%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.081
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
430
.520
.353
10.5%
9.4%
5.6%
10.2%
1.88
0.92
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.127
1
Azules de Veracruz
0
.000
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
491
.405
.375
13.2%
11.1%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.30
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.123
1
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000

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