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 (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
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
69
313
271
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.328
.407
.399
.806
126
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
120
MULT
MULT
33
CF
33
147
125
29
37
5
2
0
12
3
17
0
0
5
0
0
.296
.380
.368
.748
93
34
CF
11
53
47
11
17
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.362
.434
.532
.966
164
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
130
MULT
40
LF
72
340
297
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
1
0
4
0
0
.343
.420
.424
.844
133
MULT
41
LF
58
280
240
44
74
8
4
1
27
6
36
0
0
4
0
0
.308
.399
.388
.786
117
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
10
CF
829
3612
3196
708
1024
153
51
29
390
143
0
346
3
0
6
64
0
0
.320
.388
.427
.815
122
162 Game Average
706
625
138
200
30
10
6
76
31
0
68
54
0
2
13
0
0
.320
.388
.427
.815
122
 
Team Lg Pos
16
Negro Leagues
823
3588
3173
703
1018
153
51
29
389
140
0
345
3
0
6
64
0
0
.321
.388
.429
.817
122
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
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
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
-1
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
97
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
304
.330
.327
7.2%
0.3%
6.4%
22.00
0.7%
1.1%
.087
.122
313
.380
.332
11.2%
0.3%
7.6%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.070
.095
MULT
246
.393
.353
12.2%
0.0%
8.9%
0.8%
1.5%
.141
.131
MULT
MULT
147
.348
.353
11.6%
0.0%
8.9%
0.0%
1.5%
.072
.122
53
.435
.327
11.3%
7.8%
3.8%
1.2%
.170
.119
MULT
MULT
122
.355
.308
9.8%
0.0%
7.6%
0.0%
0.6%
.074
.075
MULT
340
.405
.348
11.5%
0.3%
9.6%
39.00
0.0%
0.7%
.081
.097
MULT
280
.373
.339
12.9%
0.0%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.079
.100
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
10
3612
.376
.337
9.6%
8.2%
8.8%
1.6%
1.00
279.11
0.8%
1.0%
.107
.109
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
16
Negro Leagues
3588
.377
.337
9.6%
8.2%
9.1%
1.6%
1.00
280.38
0.8%
1.0%
.108
.109
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
.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
5
East All Stars
21
.183
.318
4.8%
5.7%
14.3%
11.4%
0.33
0.63
0.0%
1.0%
.050
.120
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.338
16.7%
13.0%
0.0%
8.9%
1.50
0.0%
0.6%
.000
.070
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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