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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
103
SLS
19
SS
94
432
362
87
103
20
7
9
54
18
55
15
.285
.379
.453
.832
125
SLS
22
SS
83
374
334
86
118
29
6
24
88
13
28
6
6
.353
.413
.692
1.105
195
CAG
NvM
23
SS
5
22
21
7
9
2
3
0
7
3
1
0
0
.429
.455
.810
1.264
220
DW/HG
EWL
26
SS
34
147
132
22
34
9
3
2
24
3
10
2
3
.258
.319
.417
.736
102
27
SS
35
163
148
31
41
7
3
0
22
8
0
7
1
0
3
4
1
0
.277
.321
.365
.686
86
MULT
28
SS
44
189
167
25
35
9
4
0
13
5
1
18
0
1
3
0
0
.210
.290
.311
.602
72
29
SS
41
184
156
46
55
11
4
5
32
11
0
23
1
0
1
4
0
0
.353
.439
.571
1.009
153
NE
NN2
30
SS
21
91
80
16
25
4
1
2
9
0
8
1
2
.313
.382
.463
.845
116
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
138
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
176
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
81
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
147
MULT
MULT
39
SS
31
126
110
13
28
8
0
0
15
1
0
13
1
2
0
0
.255
.339
.327
.666
94
NN2
40
3B
62
255
231
21
72
14
3
1
44
2
23
0
1
.312
.374
.411
.785
126
CIC
NAL
41
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
128
MRS
NAL
42
3B
5
18
16
6
7
2
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
.438
.500
.688
1.188
220
18
13
SS
645
2802
2467
515
748
154
47
55
431
77
2
263
5
0
19
52
1
0
.303
.375
.471
.845
129
162 Game Average
704
620
129
188
39
12
14
108
21
29
66
81
0
7
13
15
0
.303
.375
.471
.845
129
 
Team Lg Pos
17
Negro Leagues
636
2767
2436
507
735
151
44
55
423
74
2
259
5
0
19
52
1
0
.302
.373
.468
.841
128
2
vs Major Leagues
9
35
31
8
13
3
3
0
8
3
4
0
0
.419
.486
.710
1.195
236
 
Team Lg Pos
3
St. Louis Stars I
SS
222
990
864
200
272
63
17
34
173
31
96
6
24
.315
.387
.545
.932
147
4
Chicago American Giants
SS
122
547
483
107
137
27
14
5
73
27
48
5
11
.284
.354
.429
.783
108
1
Detroit Wolves
SS
24
105
94
17
24
8
2
0
15
3
8
1
2
.255
.320
.383
.703
93
2
Homestead Grays
SS
14
61
55
9
11
1
1
2
9
0
4
1
1
.200
.267
.364
.630
72
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
159
6
Newark Eagles
SS
157
666
583
137
180
26
7
13
94
11
69
4
10
.309
.386
.444
.830
127
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
149
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
137
1
Indianapolis Clowns
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
128
1
Memphis Red Sox
3B
5
18
16
6
7
2
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
.438
.500
.688
1.188
220



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
NNL
184
.365
.362
7.1%
9.3%
0.5%
0.9%
.149
.115
SLS
432
.367
.327
12.7%
8.3%
2.1%
1.4%
.169
.124
SLS
374
.475
.331
7.5%
6.7%
6.4%
1.2%
.338
.113
CAG
NvM
22
.534
.340
4.5%
7.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.381
.129
DW/HG
EWL
147
.339
.341
6.8%
8.5%
1.4%
0.8%
.159
.094
163
.305
.328
4.3%
0.6%
6.3%
7.00
0.0%
1.1%
.088
.122
MULT
189
.286
.326
9.5%
0.0%
7.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.102
.094
184
.440
.355
12.5%
0.5%
8.9%
23.00
2.7%
1.5%
.218
.135
NE
NN2
91
.380
.352
8.8%
8.9%
2.2%
1.6%
.150
.123
MULT
118
.393
.339
11.0%
0.0%
8.2%
2.5%
1.5%
.225
.128
99
.454
.340
11.1%
1.0%
9.4%
11.00
2.0%
1.5%
.229
.125
MULT
168
.318
.340
10.7%
1.2%
8.8%
9.00
1.8%
1.9%
.082
.118
BBB
NAL
1
.000
.304
0.0%
8.1%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.078
211
.407
.327
9.0%
0.0%
9.7%
1.4%
1.0%
.094
.092
MULT
MULT
126
.325
.330
10.3%
8.6%
0.0%
0.7%
.073
.085
NN2
255
.375
.332
9.0%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.100
.088
CIC
NAL
20
.364
.338
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
MRS
NAL
18
.533
.345
11.1%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.250
.111
18
13
2802
.381
.336
9.4%
8.3%
11.4%
3.0%
0.60
235.16
2.0%
1.2%
.167
.111
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
17
Negro Leagues
2767
.379
.336
9.4%
8.3%
11.4%
3.0%
0.60
235.16
2.0%
1.2%
.166
.111
2
vs Major Leagues
35
.529
.323
11.4%
7.6%
0.0%
0.5%
.290
.102
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
3
St. Louis Stars I
990
.407
.335
9.7%
7.9%
3.4%
1.2%
.230
.118
4
Chicago American Giants
547
.351
.337
8.8%
7.7%
0.9%
1.1%
.145
.117
1
Detroit Wolves
105
.328
.341
7.6%
8.5%
0.0%
0.8%
.128
.094
2
Homestead Grays
61
.291
.341
6.6%
8.4%
3.3%
1.0%
.164
.104
3
West All Stars
11
.381
.324
9.1%
7.4%
18.2%
14.2%
0.50
0.74
0.0%
0.8%
.222
.108
6
Newark Eagles
666
.381
.337
10.4%
9.0%
2.0%
1.4%
.136
.112
5
East All Stars
38
.423
.339
5.3%
11.1%
9.1%
8.1%
0.67
1.26
0.0%
1.0%
.176
.100
1
Birmingham Black Barons
1
.000
.304
0.0%
8.1%
0.0%
0.4%
.000
.078
1
Negro All Stars
13
.519
.293
23.1%
7.6%
0.0%
0.0%
.100
.045
2
New York Black Yankees
115
.329
.332
8.7%
8.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.089
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
217
.391
.332
8.8%
8.5%
0.5%
0.9%
.117
.088
1
Indianapolis Clowns
20
.364
.338
5.0%
8.9%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.095
1
Memphis Red Sox
18
.533
.345
11.1%
8.3%
0.0%
1.0%
.250
.111

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