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Willie Wells



Willie James Wells
(Devil; El Diablo; Bubbles; Chico)

Born: August 10, 1905 in Shawnee, OK
Died: January 22, 1989 in Austin, TX
          (83 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'7"
Wt: 162
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997
• High School: L. C. Anderson HS (Austin, TX)
• College: Paul Quinn College (Dallas, TX) , Samuel Huston College (Austin, TX)
• Buried: Texas State Cemetery (Austin, TX)
• Relatives: Willie Wells Jr. (Son)
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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
NNL
18
SS
45
184
168
27
51
14
4
1
31
0
13
3
.304
.354
.452
.806
109
SLS
19
SS
94
432
362
87
103
20
7
9
54
18
55
15
.285
.379
.453
.832
110
SLS
22
SS
83
374
334
86
118
29
6
24
88
13
0
28
1
6
6
.353
.413
.692
1.105
183
CAG
NvM
23
SS
5
22
21
7
9
2
3
0
7
3
1
0
0
.429
.455
.810
1.264
220
SLS
25
SS
36
164
132
38
42
14
4
3
31
9
0
25
0
2
5
.318
.434
.553
.987
149
MULT
26
SS
39
166
147
28
38
10
4
2
29
3
13
1
2
4
.259
.327
.422
.749
101
27
SS
35
163
148
31
41
7
3
0
22
8
0
7
1
0
3
4
1
0
.277
.321
.365
.686
87
MULT
28
SS
45
193
170
25
36
9
4
0
13
5
1
19
0
1
3
0
0
.212
.295
.312
.607
82
29
SS
48
216
186
53
65
14
5
5
36
14
0
25
1
0
1
4
0
0
.349
.429
.559
.988
156
NE
NN2
30
SS
29
127
111
24
35
6
1
2
12
0
12
1
1
3
.315
.387
.441
.829
113
MULT
31
SS
28
118
102
27
31
6
4
3
18
2
0
13
0
0
0
3
0
0
.304
.383
.529
.912
135
32
SS
25
99
83
20
30
7
3
2
13
3
1
11
1
0
2
3
0
0
.361
.448
.590
1.038
173
MULT
33
SS
37
168
147
30
37
3
0
3
21
3
0
18
2
0
1
2
0
0
.252
.337
.333
.671
78
BBB
NAL
35
-
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
36
SS
49
211
191
49
66
9
0
3
36
4
0
19
0
0
1
0
0
0
.346
.408
.440
.847
145
MULT
MULT
39
SS
31
126
110
13
28
8
0
0
15
1
0
13
1
2
0
0
.255
.339
.327
.666
91
NN2
40
3B
62
255
231
21
72
14
3
1
44
2
23
0
1
.312
.374
.411
.785
121
CIC
NAL
41
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
129
MRS
NAL
42
3B
5
18
16
6
7
2
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
.438
.500
.688
1.188
213
19
14
SS
702
3057
2678
574
815
174
53
58
474
89
2
298
8
0
21
59
1
0
.304
.378
.474
.852
126
162 Game Average
705
618
132
188
40
12
13
109
23
25
69
54
0
7
14
15
0
.304
.378
.474
.852
126
 
Team Lg Pos
18
Negro Leagues
691
3011
2637
563
799
169
49
58
462
86
2
293
8
0
21
59
1
0
.303
.377
.470
.847
125
3
vs Major Leagues
11
46
41
11
16
5
4
0
12
3
5
0
0
.390
.457
.707
1.164
208
 
Team Lg Pos
4
St. Louis Stars I
SS
258
1154
996
238
314
77
21
37
204
40
0
121
1
8
29
.315
.394
.546
.940
139
4
Chicago American Giants
SS
130
583
516
114
148
30
15
5
77
30
51
0
5
11
.287
.357
.432
.789
115
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SS
5
19
15
6
4
1
1
0
5
0
3
1
0
1
.267
.389
.467
.856
122
1
Detroit Wolves
SS
24
105
94
17
24
8
2
0
15
3
8
1
2
.255
.320
.383
.703
89
2
Homestead Grays
SS
14
61
55
9
11
1
1
2
9
0
4
1
1
.200
.267
.364
.630
71
3
West All Stars
SS
3
11
9
2
3
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
.333
.364
.556
.919
193
6
Newark Eagles
SS
165
702
614
145
190
28
7
13
97
11
73
1
4
11
.309
.386
.441
.828
123
5
East All Stars
SS
8
38
34
6
11
4
1
0
6
1
1
2
3
0
2
0
0
0
.324
.395
.500
.895
144
1
Birmingham Black Barons
-
1
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.000
.000
.000
.000
-100
1
Negro All Stars
-
4
13
10
1
4
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
.400
.538
.500
1.038
263
2
New York Black Yankees
SS
27
115
103
10
29
6
0
0
13
2
10
0
2
.282
.345
.340
.685
97
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
3B
53
217
197
18
64
14
3
1
42
1
19
0
1
.325
.384
.442
.826
131
1
Indianapolis Clowns
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
129
1
Memphis Red Sox
3B
5
18
16
6
7
2
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
.438
.500
.688
1.188
213



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
CAG
NvM
22
.534
.340
4.5%
7.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.381
.129
MRS
NAL
18
.533
.352
11.1%
8.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.250
.113
SLS
374
.475
.345
7.5%
0.4%
0.3%
7.0%
28.00
19.18
6.4%
1.2%
.338
.118
99
.454
.343
11.1%
1.0%
9.5%
11.00
2.0%
1.5%
.229
.127
SLS
164
.440
.370
15.2%
0.8%
0.0%
9.5%
22.55
1.8%
0.9%
.235
.110
216
.432
.344
11.6%
1.0%
0.5%
8.5%
25.00
9.40
2.3%
1.5%
.210
.131
211
.407
.329
9.0%
0.0%
9.8%
1.4%
1.0%
.094
.093
MULT
118
.393
.344
11.0%
0.0%
8.4%
2.5%
1.5%
.225
.130
NE
NN2
127
.375
.351
9.4%
8.8%
0.8%
0.3%
12.00
33.50
1.6%
1.7%
.126
.127
NN2
255
.375
.339
9.0%
8.7%
0.4%
0.9%
.100
.090
SLS
432
.367
.350
12.7%
8.9%
2.1%
1.3%
.169
.133
SLS
NNL
184
.365
.353
7.1%
9.0%
0.5%
0.9%
.149
.112
CIC
NAL
20
.364
.337
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
MULT
166
.342
.347
7.8%
0.2%
0.6%
8.6%
13.00
70.40
1.2%
0.8%
.163
.097
MULT
MULT
126
.325
.334
10.3%
8.7%
0.0%
0.7%
.073
.086
MULT
168
.318
.347
10.7%
1.2%
8.9%
9.00
1.8%
1.9%
.082
.120
163
.306
.326
4.3%
0.6%
6.4%
7.00
0.0%
1.1%
.088
.120
MULT
193
.289
.312
9.8%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
0.8%
.100
.089
BBB
NAL
1
.000
.306
0.0%
8.2%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.079
19
14
3057
.384
.343
9.7%
8.4%
0.9%
0.8%
11.88
54.44
1.9%
1.2%
.170
.113
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
18
Negro Leagues
3011
.382
.343
9.7%
8.4%
0.9%
0.8%
11.88
54.93
1.9%
1.2%
.167
.113
3
vs Major Leagues
46
.504
.341
10.9%
7.9%
0.0%
0.7%
.317
.120
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
4
St. Louis Stars I
1154
.412
.352
10.5%
8.4%
0.2%
0.5%
52.00
20.20
3.2%
1.1%
.231
.121
4
Chicago American Giants
583
.354
.329
8.7%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
9.50
0.9%
1.1%
.145
.114
1
Kansas City Monarchs
19
.369
.345
15.8%
7.7%
5.3%
0.8%
3.00
9.42
0.0%
1.2%
.200
.124
1
Detroit Wolves
105
.329
.349
7.6%
8.7%
0.0%
0.8%
.128
.095
2
Homestead Grays
61
.291
.343
6.6%
8.5%
3.3%
1.0%
.164
.104
3
West All Stars
11
.381
.335
9.1%
7.7%
18.2%
14.5%
0.50
0.88
0.0%
0.8%
.222
.113
6
Newark Eagles
702
.380
.342
10.4%
9.0%
0.8%
0.2%
12.00
94.13
1.9%
1.5%
.132
.115
5
East All Stars
38
.423
.351
5.3%
11.7%
9.1%
8.0%
0.67
1.32
0.0%
1.0%
.176
.104
1
Birmingham Black Barons
1
.000
.306
0.0%
8.2%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.079
1
Negro All Stars
13
.519
.293
23.1%
7.6%
0.0%
0.0%
.100
.045
2
New York Black Yankees
115
.329
.331
8.7%
8.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.089
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
217
.391
.341
8.8%
8.7%
0.5%
0.9%
.117
.091
1
Indianapolis Clowns
20
.364
.337
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
1
Memphis Red Sox
18
.533
.352
11.1%
8.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.250
.113

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