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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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Fielding Breakdown by Position

Multi-Stint Seasons:



C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF PH PR P
Team Lg Pos
SLS
NNL
18
SS
45
SLS
19
SS
1
94
SLS
22
SS
82
12.2
1
-0.4
CAG
NvM
23
SS
5
3.2
HG/DW
EWL
26
SS
34
4.8
CAG
NN2
27
SS
34
1.3
CAG
28
SS
43
7.1
CAG
NN2
29
SS
40
4.0
NE
NN2
30
SS
21
3.5
NE/HG
NN2
31
SS
26
-1.4
NE
NN2
32
SS
1
0.2
23
3.5
NE
33
SS
34
BBB
NAL
35
-
NE
NN2
36
SS
44
2
MULT
39
SS
4
0.4
24
1
1
NN2
40
3B
10
41
8
3
CIC
NAL
41
SS
1
-0.2
4
-1.3
MRS
NAL
42
3B
4
0.5
1
18
11
SS
1
16
0.4
45
0.5
561
36.8
5
-0.4
2
1
1
 
Team Lg Pos
17
Negro Leagues
1
12
0.1
45
0.5
556
33.6
5
-0.4
2
1
1
2
vs Major Leaguers
4
0.4
5
3.2
 
Team Lg Pos
3
St. Louis Stars I
SS
1
221
12.2
1
-0.4
4
Chicago American Giants
SS
122
15.6
1
Detroit Wolves
SS
24
3.9
2
Homestead Grays
SS
14
0.5
6
Newark Eagles
SS
1
0.2
150
6.0
2
1
1
Birmingham Black Barons
-
1
Negro All Stars
-
4
0.4
2
New York Black Yankees
SS
26
2
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
3B
10
41
2
1
Indianapolis Clowns
SS
1
-0.2
4
-1.3
1
Memphis Red Sox
3B
4
0.5
1

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All biographical data, copyright 2011-2018 Gary Ashwill.

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

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