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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
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
2
1
.667
6
4
3
0
0
40.0
24
17
37
2
19
17
0
0
2
174
3.83
125
26
CF
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
2.0
2
2
2
1
0
0
0
9.00
48
4
1
CF
20
15
.571
49
30
21
1
0
309.2
197
156
337
17
94
146
4
0
13
1328
4.53
107
162 Game Average
17
13
.571
42
26
18
1
0
266.2
170
134
290
15
81
126
3
0
11
1173
4.53
107



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
40.0
1.40
1.50
9.8%
10.5%
10.9%
8.3%
0.89
1.27
1.1%
0.8%
26
CF
2.0
1.50
1.41
0.0%
10.2%
11.1%
7.5%
0.00
1.35
4
1
CF
309.2
1.39
1.51
10.9%
9.9%
7.0%
8.1%
1.55
1.23
1.3%
1.2%



Opponent's Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
NNL
20
SP
25
666
598
100
180
9
34
66
7
.301
.346
SLS
NNL
21
CF
6
174
146
24
37
5
3
2
4
19
17
2
7
6
.253
.347
.370
.717
SLS
19
SP
16
488
424
71
118
12
12
6
15
40
63
4
20
13
.278
.346
.406
.752
26
CF
2
2
2
1
0
0
4
1
CF
49
1328
1168
197
337
17
15
17
19
94
146
13
27
19
.287
.346
.396
.743

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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