Willie Wells - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

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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All Teammate Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
10
1924
1935
10.5
5
1932
1942
4.2
1
1941
1941
3.6
2
1942
1945
1.7
1
1939
1939
1.1
Center Field Yrs First Last
11
1924
1940
22.4
3
1933
1935
7.8
1
1946
1946
2.8
2
1945
1946
1.5
4
1938
1945
1.3

Right Field Yrs First Last
8
1924
1931
12.6
6
1936
1945
5.6
1
1940
1940
2.3
1
1937
1937
1.9
3
1933
1935
0.8
Shortstop Yrs First Last
23
1924
1948
60.2
1
1929
1929
2.8
1
1946
1946
1.8
1
1932
1932
1.2
4
1932
1938
0.8
Second Base Yrs First Last
6
1926
1932
7.8
3
1931
1947
3.2
1
1937
1937
1.3
1
1942
1942
0.7
5
1934
1946
0.7
Third Base Yrs First Last
9
1924
1932
11.3
6
1936
1942
6.5
2
1940
1945
5.6
4
1929
1935
2.1
1
1932
1932
0.6
First Base Yrs First Last
15
1926
1942
31.2
5
1924
1928
8.0
3
1930
1932
4.6
5
1935
1945
3.1
5
1937
1945
2.8
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
7
1935
1942
13.4
6
1924
1929
4.9
5
1928
1946
3.1
5
1926
1930
2.0
4
1929
1935
1.9
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
8
1927
1935
20.4
8
1924
1931
19.1
6
1936
1942
11.9
9
1924
1938
10.3
4
1929
1935
10.1
4
1927
1930
9.5
2
1940
1941
9.4
5
1937
1942
7.0
4
1930
1937
4.8
1
1929
1929
4.7
4
1932
1938
4.6
4
1929
1940
4.1
3
1924
1926
3.5
5
1929
1935
3.1
2
1931
1932
3.1
2
1939
1942
2.7
4
1938
1945
2.7
3
1932
1937
2.7
1
1941
1941
2.4
3
1938
1941
2.2
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
3
1924
1926
1.2
1
1938
1938
0.9
1
1946
1946
0.4
1
1948
1948
0.3
1
1929
1929
0.3
1
1947
1947
0.3
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1932
1932
0.2
1
1946
1946
0.2
1
1938
1938
0.2
1
1939
1939
0.2
1
1948
1948
0.2
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1940
1940
0.2
1
1946
1946
0.2
1
1936
1936
0.1
1
1937
1937
0.1
2
1933
1934
0.1
1
1924
1924
0.1
1
1927
1927
0.1

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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