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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
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)
NvM
26
CF
1
5
2
0
.714
Schorling Park (Chicago, IL)
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
25
6
0
.806
Hamtramck Stadium (Hamtramck, MI)
EWL
29
CF
2
35
22
1
.614
Greenlee Field (Pittsburgh, PA), Forbes Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
IND
29
CF
3
32
26
1
.552
Greenlee Field (Pittsburgh, PA)
IND
29
CF
1
5
0
0
1.000
Muehlebach Field (Kansas City, MO)
NN2
30
CF
2
47
35
2
.573
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
48
23
3
.676
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
3
1
2
0
.333
No Home Ballpark
NvM
33
CF
1
4
1
0
.800
No Home Ballpark
NN2
34
CF
5
21
33
1
.389
Greenlee Field (Pittburgh, PA)
IND
34
CF
4
2
2
0
.500
No Home Ballpark
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)
18
11
CF
865
590
28
.595
8
2
 
Team Lg Pos
6
St. Louis Stars I
CF
284
209
4
.576
2
0
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
12
38
0
.240
0
0
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
25
6
0
.806
0
0
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
5
0
0
1.000
0
0
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
252
182
12
.581
3
0
5
Homestead Grays
LF
276
145
12
.656
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
CF
5
3
0
.625
0
0
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
2
2
0
.500
0
0
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
0
0
1.000
0
0

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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