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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
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)


Teams
Team Lg Pos
NNL
19
SP
5
29
38
0
.433
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO), Tiger Field (St. Louis, MO)
NvM
19
-
3
2
1
0
.667
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO), Tiger Field (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
20
SP
6
32
48
1
.400
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
21
CF
4
44
40
0
.524
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
22
CF
2
59
30
2
.663
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNC
22
CF
2
3
4
0
.429
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
23
CF
3
60
36
2
.625
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
24
CF
2
62
37
0
.626
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
25
CF
1
65
26
0
.714
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNC
25
CF
1
5
4
0
.556
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
26
CF
2
63
42
2
.600
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
26
CF
3
62
42
0
.596
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NvM
26
CF
1
5
2
0
.714
South Side Park (Chicago, IL)
NNL
27
CF
1
73
28
1
.723
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNC
27
CF
1
4
3
0
.571
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NNL
28
CF
1
43
18
1
.705
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
NvM
28
CF
1
2
0
0
1.000
Stars Park (St. Louis, MO)
EWL
29
CF
1
28
9
0
.757
Hamtramck Stadium (Hamtramck, MI)
EWL
29
CF
2
42
31
1
.575
Greenlee Field (Pittsburgh, PA), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
IND
29
CF
3
55
36
2
.604
Greenlee Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
IND
29
CF
1
13
5
0
.722
Muehlebach Field (Kansas City, MO)
NN2
30
CF
2
50
35
2
.588
Greenlee Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
EWA
30
CF
2
0
1
0
.000
No Home Ballpark
NN2
31
CF
2
52
29
3
.642
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
EWA
31
CF
1
1
0
0
1.000
No Home Ballpark
NN2
32
CF
1
51
26
3
.662
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
EWA
32
CF
1
1
0
0
1.000
Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL)
NLC
32
CF
1
4
3
0
.571
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
NN2
33
CF
1
48
33
2
.593
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
EWA
33
CF
1
1
0
0
1.000
No Home Ballpark
IND
33
CF
2
2
2
0
.500
No Home Ballpark
NvM
33
CF
1
4
1
0
.800
No Home Ballpark
NN2
34
CF
6
21
38
1
.356
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
IND
34
CF
4
2
2
0
.500
No Home Ballpark
MEX
37
CF
5
45
41
0
.523
Estadio Revolución (Torreón, CO, Mexico)
MEX
37
-
1
61
30
0
.670
Parque Delta (Mexico City, DF, Mexico)
MEX
38
CF
6
43
59
0
.422
Parque Cuauhtémoc (Monterrey, NL, Mexico)
NAL
39
CF
6
7
36
0
.163
Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL)
IND
39
LF
1
1
0
0
1.000
No Home Ballpark
EWA
39
RF
2
0
2
0
.000
Comiskey Park (Chicago, IL), Cleveland Stadium (Cleveland, OH)
NN2
40
LF
1
78
23
1
.772
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
WS
40
LF
1
4
3
1
.571
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC)
EWA
40
LF
2
0
1
0
.000
No Home Ballpark
NN2
41
LF
1
63
29
3
.685
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
WS
41
LF
1
4
1
0
.800
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
EWA
41
LF
2
0
1
0
.000
No Home Ballpark
NN2
42
LF
1
47
25
3
.653
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
WS
42
LF
2
0
4
0
.000
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
NN2
43
LF
2
45
38
3
.542
Griffith Stadium (Washington, DC), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
23
14
CF
1386
943
34
.595
10
2
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
546
355
9
.606
3
0
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
74
80
0
.481
0
0
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
28
9
0
.757
0
0
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
13
5
0
.722
0
0
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
281
200
13
.584
3
0
5
Homestead Grays
LF
283
154
12
.648
3
2
5
East All Stars
CF
2
3
0
.400
0
0
2
West All Stars
CF
1
2
0
.333
0
0
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
6
3
0
.667
0
0
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
2
2
0
.500
0
0
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
61
30
0
.670
1
0
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
CF
45
41
0
.523
0
0
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
43
59
0
.422
0
0
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
0
0
1.000
0
0

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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James