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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 Breakdown by Position

Multi-Stint Seasons:



C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF PH PR P
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
1
-0.1
16
SLS
NNL
20
SP
2
-0.3
1
0.4
1
-0.1
14
0.8
25
SLS
NNL
21
CF
1
1
57
3
6
SLS
22
CF
2
93
2.8
SLS
NNL
23
CF
88
SLS
NNL
24
CF
4
95
SLS
25
CF
84
4.7
26
CF
2
102
-0.1
1
SLS
27
CF
85
0.2
SLS
28
CF
35
-2.7
MULT
29
CF
41
-2.4
30
CF
72
-17.4
31
CF
2
-0.3
68
-9.1
MULT
32
CF
3
-0.2
1
0.1
51
7.8
1
1
MULT
MULT
33
CF
1
-0.3
1
0.4
47
-3.8
1
0.7
34
CF
11
-3.1
MEX
37
CF
89
CBM
MEX
38
CF
100
MULT
MULT
39
CF
9
1
17
0.4
1
0.3
MULT
40
LF
65
-6.1
6
-0.1
MULT
41
LF
55
1.0
6
1
HG
42
LF
1
40
0.2
6
1
1
HG
NN2
43
LF
5
29
4
1
1
23
14
CF
31
-1.1
2
0.4
1
0.1
194
-4.7
1171
-22.0
6
1.0
4
2
48
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
31
-1.1
2
0.4
1
0.1
194
-4.7
970
-25.6
6
1.0
4
2
48
4
vs Major Leaguers
12
3.5
2
189
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
11
-0.3
1
0.4
3
-0.2
644
5.8
3
48
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
9
25
-0.1
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
5
-1.6
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
24
-0.6
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
6
-0.8
1
0.1
1
0.4
236
-28.8
1
0.7
1
1
5
Homestead Grays
LF
5
1
187
-3.6
32
0.8
1
3
1
5
East All Stars
CF
2
-1.3
3
0.3
2
West All Stars
CF
2
-0.1
1
0.3
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
2.6
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
3
-0.3
1
Algonoderos de UniĆ³n Laguna
CF
89
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
100
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1

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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