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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
8
1924
1931
12.5
6
1932
1945
3.9
1
1941
1941
3.8
2
1940
1943
2.5
3
1936
1946
1.3
Center Field Yrs First Last
23
1922
1946
47.2
4
1943
1946
4.4
4
1922
1925
4.3
1
1929
1929
1.3
2
1932
1937
0.7

Right Field Yrs First Last
10
1922
1931
14.3
6
1932
1942
2.7
1
1940
1940
2.3
4
1932
1937
2.0
4
1942
1946
1.2
Shortstop Yrs First Last
11
1924
1940
41.7
8
1935
1946
12.1
7
1932
1940
7.2
1
1929
1929
2.8
1
1932
1932
1.1
Second Base Yrs First Last
7
1926
1933
10.9
2
1943
1946
3.5
2
1931
1932
3.2
2
1935
1937
2.5
3
1932
1944
1.4
Third Base Yrs First Last
9
1924
1932
11.8
1
1940
1940
5.3
6
1932
1945
3.3
4
1922
1943
1.8
7
1923
1942
1.7
First Base Yrs First Last
8
1926
1935
22.8
5
1935
1946
10.2
7
1922
1937
8.3
5
1924
1928
7.6
3
1930
1932
4.6
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
10
1932
1946
33.2
7
1923
1929
5.9
5
1928
1937
3.0
6
1932
1937
2.2
5
1926
1930
1.8
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
10
1922
1931
17.8
6
1932
1942
17.4
7
1927
1935
16.6
9
1929
1937
15.2
11
1924
1937
14.4
3
1943
1945
9.6
4
1927
1930
9.5
3
1940
1945
8.6
1
1940
1940
8.0
5
1932
1945
7.5
5
1929
1946
6.2
4
1932
1935
5.6
5
1931
1935
5.6
7
1933
1945
5.1
4
1922
1925
5.1
5
1932
1936
4.8
1
1929
1929
4.7
4
1930
1937
4.2
2
1929
1936
4.0
3
1943
1945
4.0
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
5
1933
1943
1.1
2
1945
1946
0.9
2
1936
1937
0.7
1
1932
1932
0.4
1
1942
1942
0.4
1
1942
1942
0.4
1
1924
1924
0.3
1
1934
1934
0.3
1
1946
1946
0.3
1
1929
1929
0.3
1
1946
1946
0.3
2
1936
1944
0.2
1
1932
1932
0.2
1
1944
1944
0.2
1
1940
1940
0.2
1
1942
1942
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.1
1
1945
1945
0.1
1
1932
1932
0.1
1
1927
1927
0.1

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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

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