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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)


All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
4
1924
1931
4.7
6
1932
1945
3.8
3
1936
1946
1.0
3
1922
1925
1.0
1
1937
1937
0.3
Center Field Yrs First Last
18
1922
1946
23.9
4
1943
1946
4.4
4
1922
1925
4.3
2
1932
1937
0.9
1
1942
1942
0.0

Right Field Yrs First Last
6
1922
1931
5.6
6
1932
1942
3.0
4
1932
1937
1.6
4
1942
1946
1.2
3
1932
1934
1.0
Shortstop Yrs First Last
7
1924
1935
13.6
7
1935
1946
7.7
6
1932
1937
4.0
1
1932
1932
1.0
2
1942
1943
0.5
Second Base Yrs First Last
3
1928
1933
5.1
2
1943
1946
3.5
2
1931
1932
2.7
2
1935
1937
2.3
3
1932
1944
1.1
Third Base Yrs First Last
6
1932
1945
3.1
5
1924
1932
3.1
4
1922
1943
1.8
5
1923
1942
0.8
2
1935
1936
0.2
First Base Yrs First Last
5
1935
1946
10.2
7
1922
1937
7.6
5
1928
1935
5.9
3
1924
1928
4.4
2
1931
1932
1.7
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
9
1932
1946
29.7
5
1923
1929
3.3
6
1932
1937
1.7
2
1922
1923
1.1
2
1936
1937
1.0
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
6
1932
1942
16.6
7
1931
1937
13.7
4
1928
1935
10.0
8
1924
1937
9.7
3
1943
1945
9.6
5
1932
1945
8.0
6
1922
1931
7.7
2
1944
1945
6.0
5
1931
1935
5.5
4
1922
1925
5.1
7
1933
1945
4.7
4
1932
1935
4.5
3
1943
1945
3.9
5
1932
1936
3.9
2
1924
1925
3.6
3
1931
1937
3.5
1
1946
1946
2.7
3
1944
1946
2.7
3
1923
1925
2.4
2
1922
1923
2.2
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
5
1933
1943
1.1
2
1936
1937
1.0
2
1945
1946
0.9
1
1942
1942
0.4
1
1942
1942
0.4
1
1934
1934
0.3
1
1924
1924
0.3
1
1946
1946
0.3
1
1929
1929
0.3
1
1937
1937
0.3
1
1946
1946
0.3
2
1936
1944
0.2
1
1944
1944
0.2
1
1942
1942
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.1
1
1945
1945
0.1
1
1932
1932
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.1
1
1932
1932
0.1
1
1934
1934
0.0

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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.


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