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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)


Fielding
Glossary
Center Field
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
20
14
13
101.2
26
0
1
0
.963
.953
2.30
2.07
0.8
7.9
1.6
-0.8
SLS
NNL
21
57
SLS
NNL
22
86
SLS
NNC
22
7
7
58.2
22
2
1
1
.960
.976
3.68
3.02
2.8
47.9
2.8
0.0
SLS
NNL
23
88
SLS
NNL
24
95
SLS
NNL
25
77
687.1
196
14
8
3
.963
.963
2.75
2.53
5.7
8.3
3.8
1.9
SLS
NNC
25
7
61.0
20
2
1
0
.957
.978
3.25
3.25
-1.0
-16.3
-1.3
0.3
SLS
NNL
26
93
CAG
NNL
26
4
CAG
NvM
26
5
45.0
7
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.40
1.36
-0.1
-3.1
-0.1
0.0
SLS
NNL
27
79
SLS
NNC
27
6
6
53.0
10
1
0
0
1.000
.897
1.87
1.90
0.2
4.0
0.1
0.1
SLS
NNL
28
33
32
283.0
55
3
1
0
.983
.951
1.84
2.30
-3.9
-13.6
-2.8
-1.0
SLS
NvM
28
2
2
18.0
3
1
0
0
1.000
1.000
2.00
1.59
1.2
64.5
0.8
0.4
DW
EWL
29
24
211.2
47
6
0
0
1.000
.966
2.25
2.37
-0.6
-2.9
-2.4
1.8
HG
EWL
29
10
86.1
24
0
0
0
1.000
.966
2.50
2.37
0.9
10.1
1.7
-0.8
PC
IND
29
2
16.0
2
0
0
0
1.000
.972
1.13
2.22
-1.1
-65.7
-0.9
-0.2
KCM
IND
29
5
5
41.0
4
0
0
0
1.000
.972
0.88
2.22
-1.6
-40.0
-1.2
-0.4
PC
NN2
30
71
610.0
105
1
5
1
.955
.957
1.56
2.26
-17.6
-28.8
-14.3
-3.2
EAS
EWA
30
1
1
8.0
2
2
0
0
1.000
1.000
4.50
3.71
0.2
21.7
-0.5
0.7
PC
NN2
31
67
576.2
118
2
4
0
.968
.980
1.87
2.16
-8.6
-14.9
-7.2
-1.4
EAS
EWA
31
1
1
9.0
0
0
0
0
1.000
0.00
0.50
-0.5
-53.2
-0.5
0.0
PC
NN2
32
44
44
393.0
111
6
5
1
.959
.956
2.68
2.39
9.3
23.7
8.8
0.5
WES
EWA
32
1
1
11.0
2
0
1
0
.667
.667
1.64
2.49
-0.5
-43.1
-0.5
0.0
PC
NLC
32
6
6
51.0
15
0
1
0
.938
.917
2.65
2.42
-1.0
-20.2
-0.8
-0.3
PC
NN2
33
38
38
329.1
70
0
2
0
.972
.959
1.91
2.31
-7.0
-21.4
-4.8
-2.2
EAS
EWA
33
1
1
4.0
1
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
2.25
1.00
0.6
145.1
0.6
0.0
NAS
IND
33
3
3
25.0
5
0
0
0
1.000
.977
1.80
2.70
0.1
5.3
0.4
-0.3
NAS
NvM
33
5
5
43.0
8
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.67
1.16
2.5
58.5
2.8
-0.3
PC
NN2
34
8
8
73.0
16
1
0
0
1.000
.966
2.10
2.36
-2.8
-38.4
-2.8
0.0
SDS
IND
34
3
3
26.0
5
0
0
0
1.000
.945
1.73
1.66
-0.3
-12.8
-0.2
-0.1
ULT
MEX
37
89
CBM
MEX
38
100
CAG
NAL
39
16
WES
EWA
39
1
1
9.0
3
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
3.00
1.50
0.4
45.3
0.4
0.0
HG
NN2
40
6
50.1
13
0
0
0
1.000
.962
2.32
2.34
-0.1
-1.5
0.3
-0.3
HG
NN2
41
6
HG
NN2
42
6
HG
NN2
43
4
22
12
1171
177
3881.0
890
41
30
6
.969
.962
2.16
2.31
-22.0
-5.7
-16.3
-5.7


Glossary
Left Field
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
19
1
1.0
0
0
0
0
.944
0.00
1.64
-0.1
-115.8
-0.1
-0.0
SLS
NNL
20
1
0
5.2
1
0
0
0
1.000
.945
1.59
1.72
-0.1
-17.9
-0.1
-0.0
SLS
NNL
21
1
PC
NN2
33
1
1
7.0
2
0
0
0
1.000
.955
2.57
1.80
0.4
51.0
0.4
-0.1
AAS
IND
39
1
HG
NN2
40
57
472.0
81
3
1
1
.988
.937
1.60
1.70
-2.6
-5.5
0.0
-2.6
HG
WS
40
7
69.2
10
1
0
1
1.000
1.000
1.42
2.07
-2.2
-31.6
-1.9
-0.3
EAS
EWA
40
1
1
8.0
0
0
0
0
1.000
0.00
2.12
-1.3
-159.2
-1.3
0.0
HG
NN2
41
49
HG
WS
41
5
45.0
9
0
1
0
.900
.944
1.80
1.72
1.1
23.4
1.4
-0.3
EAS
EWA
41
1
1
8.0
1
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.13
2.12
-0.1
-6.6
-0.1
0.0
HG
NN2
42
36
HG
WS
42
4
4
35.0
7
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
1.80
1.77
0.2
4.8
0.2
0.0
HG
NN2
43
29
9
5
194
7
651.1
111
4
2
2
.983
.950
1.59
1.76
-4.7
-7.3
-1.4
-3.3


Glossary
Pitcher
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
19
16
114.0
1
56
1
3
.983
.949
4.50
3.25
SLS
NNL
20
25
14
151.2
12
69
2
1
.976
.949
4.81
3.41
SLS
NNL
21
6
SLS
NNL
26
1
4
1
48
14
265.2
13
125
3
4
.979
.949
4.68
3.34


Glossary
First Base
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
20
2
1
6.0
6
0
1
1
.857
.980
9.00
11.92
-0.3
-48.4
-0.3
sls
nnl
21
1
SLS
NNL
22
2
SLS
NNL
24
4
SLS
NNL
26
2
PC
NN2
31
2
12.0
15
0
1
2
.938
.986
11.25
10.82
-0.3
-20.9
-0.3
PC
NN2
32
3
3
25.0
25
1
0
0
1.000
.983
9.36
10.45
-0.2
-8.8
-0.2
PC
NN2
33
1
1
9.0
9
0
1
0
.900
.982
9.00
10.47
-0.3
-32.5
-0.3
CAG
NAL
39
9
HG
NN2
43
5
10
4
31
5
52.0
55
1
3
3
.949
.983
9.69
10.71
-1.1
-20.2
-1.1


Glossary
Right Field
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
21
3
PC
NN2
33
1
1
9.0
2
1
0
0
1.000
.951
3.00
1.80
0.7
81.4
0.2
0.6
WES
EWA
39
1
0
2.0
1
0
0
0
1.000
1.000
4.50
1.75
0.3
142.4
0.3
0.0
HG
NN2
42
1
4
4
6
1
11.0
3
1
0
0
1.000
.960
3.27
1.79
1.0
92.5
0.5
0.6


Glossary
Pinch Hitter
Team Lg
PC
NN2
32
1
HG
NN2
41
1
HG
NN2
42
1
HG
NN2
43
1
4
2
4


Glossary
Second Base
Team Lg Lg Lg
SLS
NNL
20
1
1
9.0
1
4
0
0
1.000
.938
5.00
5.56
0.4
43.2
0.4
HG
NN2
42
1
2
2
2
1
9.0
1
4
0
0
1.000
.938
5.00
5.56
0.4
43.2
0.4


Glossary
Pinch Runner
Team Lg
PC
NLC
32
1
HG
NN2
43
1
2
2
2


Glossary
Third Base
Team Lg Lg Lg
PC
NN2
32
1
1
9.0
1
2
0
1
1.000
.922
3.00
2.79
0.1
13.2
0.1
1
1
1
1
9.0
1
2
0
1
1.000
.922
3.00
2.79
0.1
13.2
0.1



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