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
Biographical
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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)


Pitching

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Pitching
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
7
7
.500
16
12
9
1
0
114.0
71
60
118
6
40
63
0
4
488
4.74
104
SLS
NNL
20
SP
11
7
.611
25
14
9
0
0
153.2
100
77
180
9
34
66
4
0
7
666
4.51
107
SLS
NNL
21
CF
3
1
.750
7
4
3
0
0
40.2
25
17
38
16
17
0
1
3.76
127
3
1
CF
21
15
.583
48
30
21
1
0
308.1
196
154
336
15
90
146
4
0
12
1154
4.50
108
162 Game Average
18
13
.583
42
26
18
1
0
268.2
171
134
293
15
78
127
3
0
10
1171
4.50
108



Advanced Pitching
Team Lg Pos Lg Lg Lg Lg Lg
SLS
19
SP
114.0
1.39
1.48
12.9%
11.1%
8.2%
7.9%
1.58
1.42
1.2%
1.1%
SLS
NNL
20
SP
153.2
1.39
1.54
9.9%
8.9%
5.1%
8.3%
1.94
1.07
1.4%
1.3%
SLS
NNL
21
CF
40.2
1.33
1.48
9.8%
10.6%
9.2%
8.2%
1.06
1.29
3
1
CF
308.1
1.38
1.51
11.0%
9.9%
6.8%
8.1%
1.62
1.23
1.3%
1.2%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
16
488
424
71
118
12
12
6
15
40
63
4
20
13
.278
.346
.406
.752
SLS
NNL
20
SP
25
666
598
100
180
9
34
66
7
.301
.346
SLS
NNL
21
CF
7
25
38
16
17
1
3
1
CF
48
1154
1022
196
336
12
12
15
15
90
146
12
20
13
.292
.346
.406
.752

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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