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)


Compared to Contemporary Center Fielders (Top 50)

Compare With:



Glossary
# Players Pos Yrs Career HoF
1
CF
27
1915-1941
76.1
75.6
5.7
-0.9
-4.4
2
CF
14
1923-1940
33.8
33.0
2.9
-0.8
-1.2
3
CF
18
1922-1946
23.9
22.8
-3.0
6.0
-2.4
4
CF
19
1920-1938
20.8
20.1
2.8
0.0
-2.2
5
CF
15
1917-1935
16.4
17.1
-0.1
0.6
-1.2
6
CF
17
1920-1936
14.9
15.3
2.1
-0.1
-2.4
7
CF
15
1933-1948
12.4
11.6
1.4
0.0
-0.6
8
CF
15
1931-1948
9.3
9.0
0.3
0.0
-0.5
9
CF
13
1923-1936
8.4
5.3
4.3
0.0
-1.3
10
CF
5
1932-1936
5.8
3.4
0.7
2.0
-0.3
11
CF
8
1923-1936
4.7
1.9
2.5
0.0
0.3
12
CF
7
1927-1944
4.2
4.6
-0.4
0.0
0.0
13
CF
13
1931-1945
3.9
1.0
4.1
0.0
-1.7
14
CF
14
1934-1948
3.1
4.5
-0.7
0.0
-0.7
15
CF
8
1924-1937
2.0
1.4
0.4
0.0
0.2
16
CF
10
1931-1942
2.0
2.8
0.6
-0.8
-0.7
17
CF
9
1925-1937
1.6
2.3
-0.4
0.0
-0.4
18
CF
11
1920-1937
0.4
1.6
-0.4
-0.5
-0.4
19
CF
3
1930-1934
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
20
CF
9
1928-1939
-0.1
0.6
-0.4
0.0
-0.3
21
CF
2
1933-1934
-0.4
0.1
-0.5
0.0
-0.0
22
CF
2
1932-1935
-0.7
-0.4
-0.4
0.0
-0.0
23
CF
15
1932-1948
-1.2
-0.2
-1.5
0.9
-0.4
24
CF
7
1926-1936
-1.2
-0.2
-0.7
0.0
-0.3

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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