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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: 5'11"
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
149
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
59
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
276
242
52
73
12
3
1
33
12
20
0
14
.302
.355
.388
.743
90
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
140
34
6
10
58
32
30
0
8
0
.342
.387
.528
.915
132
SLS
NNL
23
CF
88
425
371
105
126
25
7
11
53
25
45
0
9
.340
.411
.534
.945
126
SLS
NNL
24
CF
97
460
419
90
131
23
5
5
39
21
31
0
10
.313
.360
.427
.787
98
SLS
25
CF
86
410
365
88
123
21
7
6
46
20
36
1
8
.337
.398
.482
.880
129
26
CF
102
470
413
103
131
26
5
3
41
52
50
1
6
.317
.392
.426
.818
107
SLS
27
CF
85
410
366
109
128
22
5
7
59
12
38
2
4
.350
.414
.495
.908
128
SLS
28
CF
35
168
140
52
41
7
2
1
19
16
26
0
2
.293
.404
.393
.796
103
MULT
29
CF
57
255
223
61
79
14
9
0
30
15
24
3
5
.354
.424
.498
.922
154
30
CF
74
335
300
63
89
12
4
2
28
16
0
28
1
0
1
6
0
0
.297
.359
.383
.742
103
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.324
.402
.393
.795
127
MULT
32
CF
57
266
224
72
72
14
7
2
31
12
0
36
0
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
0
0
5
0
0
.322
.392
.392
.784
108
34
CF
11
53
47
11
17
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.362
.434
.532
.966
174
MEX
37
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
202
CBM
MEX
38
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
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
137
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
23
14
CF
1472
6684
5883
1426
1949
319
112
73
754
334
0
672
53
0
12
117
0
0
.331
.401
.461
.862
125
162 Game Average
736
647
157
214
35
12
8
83
40
0
74
43
0
1
13
0
0
.331
.401
.461
.862
125
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1270
5705
5031
1206
1633
268
82
57
623
286
0
555
3
0
11
108
0
0
.325
.393
.444
.837
120
2
vs Latin Leagues
189
921
803
204
299
50
30
16
127
42
110
50
1
7
.372
.449
.569
1.018
156
4
vs Major Leagues
13
58
49
16
17
1
0
0
4
6
7
0
0
2
.347
.429
.367
.796
139
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
711
3190
2835
720
925
178
42
47
368
188
281
0
6
68
0
.326
.388
.468
.857
115
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
35
153
137
22
38
4
2
0
9
3
14
0
2
.277
.344
.336
.680
111
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
16
71
57
17
22
4
5
0
11
6
9
2
3
.386
.485
.632
1.117
218
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
29
132
119
28
38
6
2
0
13
8
11
1
1
.319
.382
.403
.785
114
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
249
1136
995
236
313
43
17
8
115
49
0
117
2
22
.315
.388
.416
.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
-4
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
101
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
38
31
9
13
2
0
0
4
4
6
0
1
.419
.514
.484
.997
223
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
3
14
11
2
4
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.364
.500
.364
.864
228
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
0
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
202
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
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
.345
0.0%
0.0%
8.2%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.117
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.363
5.8%
8.5%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.127
SLS
NNL
276
.335
.359
7.2%
8.6%
0.4%
0.9%
.087
.112
SLS
447
.401
.348
6.7%
8.9%
2.2%
1.3%
.186
.131
SLS
NNL
425
.414
.368
10.6%
9.2%
2.6%
1.4%
.194
.138
SLS
NNL
460
.354
.356
6.7%
8.4%
1.1%
1.2%
.115
.124
SLS
410
.395
.344
8.8%
6.9%
1.5%
1.2%
.145
.117
470
.375
.352
10.6%
8.6%
0.6%
1.5%
.109
.131
SLS
410
.412
.359
9.3%
8.5%
1.7%
1.2%
.145
.126
SLS
168
.383
.369
15.5%
9.4%
0.6%
0.9%
.100
.108
MULT
255
.423
.338
9.4%
8.2%
0.0%
0.8%
.143
.097
335
.338
.327
8.4%
0.3%
6.5%
28.00
0.6%
1.1%
.087
.120
317
.376
.327
11.0%
0.3%
7.7%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.093
MULT
266
.399
.353
13.5%
0.0%
8.9%
0.8%
1.5%
.152
.132
MULT
MULT
227
.363
.342
10.1%
0.0%
8.4%
0.4%
1.5%
.070
.122
53
.433
.314
11.3%
7.4%
3.8%
1.4%
.170
.117
MEX
430
.520
.356
10.5%
10.1%
5.6%
9.5%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
CBM
MEX
491
.405
.377
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
MULT
MULT
122
.355
.299
9.8%
0.0%
7.4%
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
23
14
6684
.393
.350
10.1%
8.7%
5.5%
7.2%
2.13
51.47
1.1%
1.1%
.130
.117
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
5705
.382
.347
9.7%
8.4%
9.1%
1.3%
1.00
213.89
1.0%
1.1%
.120
.116
2
vs Latin Leagues
921
.459
.367
11.9%
10.4%
5.4%
9.3%
2.20
1.13
1.7%
1.1%
.197
.126
4
vs Major Leagues
58
.366
.316
12.1%
7.1%
0.0%
3.5%
2.60
0.0%
0.9%
.020
.121
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
10
St. Louis Stars I
3190
.384
.356
8.8%
8.5%
0.0%
6.4%
1.52
1.5%
1.3%
.142
.126
2
Chicago American Giants
153
.325
.305
9.2%
7.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.089
1
Detroit Wolves
132
.375
.344
8.3%
8.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.084
.095
1
Kansas City Monarchs
71
.483
.324
12.7%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.246
.102
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1136
.369
.338
10.3%
7.8%
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
.303
4.8%
5.3%
14.3%
11.7%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.111
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.336
16.7%
13.0%
0.0%
9.0%
1.58
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.066
1
NNL All Stars II
38
.454
.287
15.8%
6.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.065
.095
1
Santo Domingo Stars
14
.425
.249
21.4%
5.7%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.079
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
430
.520
.356
10.5%
9.5%
5.6%
10.1%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
1
Azules de Veracruz
0
.000
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
491
.405
.377
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
1
NAL All Stars
4
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1887-1922 and 1926-1938, as well as all Cuban League games (1902-1928) and Negro League vs. Major League games (1887-1944), copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

Playing statistics for 1923 (except Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Patrick Rock.

Playing statistics for 1933 and 1943, copyright 2013-2018 Scott Simkus.

Playing statistics for 1924-1925, 1939-1942, and 1944-1946 Negro Leagues (not including Cuban League and Negro League vs. Major League games), copyright 2011-2018 Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers, Gary Ashwill.


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