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
5
1924
1935
4.6
2
1932
1937
3.9
2
1942
1945
1.8
2
1936
1945
1.6
1
1946
1946
1.2
Center Field Yrs First Last
5
1924
1932
8.5
3
1933
1935
6.9
1
1946
1946
3.2
4
1938
1945
1.4
2
1945
1946
1.4

Right Field Yrs First Last
6
1936
1945
5.2
3
1924
1928
4.6
1
1937
1937
1.7
3
1933
1935
0.7
1
1932
1932
0.4
Shortstop Yrs First Last
18
1924
1948
25.1
1
1946
1946
2.1
1
1932
1932
1.4
1
1932
1932
0.7
1
1937
1937
0.3
Second Base Yrs First Last
2
1928
1932
3.2
1
1937
1937
1.3
2
1932
1947
0.9
1
1942
1942
0.7
1
1946
1946
0.7
Third Base Yrs First Last
4
1924
1932
4.6
4
1936
1942
2.5
3
1933
1935
1.7
1
1932
1932
0.6
1
1947
1947
0.5
First Base Yrs First Last
11
1928
1942
13.0
3
1924
1928
5.4
5
1937
1945
3.3
1
1937
1937
3.0
1
1932
1932
1.2
Manager Yrs First Last
Catcher Yrs First Last
1
1937
1937
3.5
4
1924
1929
2.8
4
1929
1935
1.1
4
1928
1946
1.0
1
1925
1925
0.9
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
4
1928
1935
11.2
5
1936
1942
7.0
4
1929
1935
6.8
3
1924
1928
4.0
2
1932
1937
3.7
5
1924
1938
3.6
2
1932
1937
2.8
2
1939
1942
2.2
4
1936
1945
2.1
4
1938
1945
2.1
1
1932
1932
2.0
1
1933
1933
1.8
1
1946
1946
1.6
1
1937
1937
1.4
2
1937
1946
1.4
1
1932
1932
1.4
1
1937
1937
1.4
2
1942
1945
1.3
2
1945
1946
1.3
3
1932
1937
1.3
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1929
1929
0.3
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1946
1946
0.2
1
1938
1938
0.2
1
1939
1939
0.2
1
1924
1924
0.2
1
1946
1946
0.1
1
1947
1947
0.1
1
1946
1946
0.1
2
1933
1934
0.1
1
1932
1932
0.1
1
1947
1947
0.0
1
1937
1937
0.0
2
1929
1934
0.0
1
1932
1932
-0.0
1
1938
1938
-0.0
1
1936
1936
-0.1
1
1948
1948
-0.1
1
1948
1948
-0.1
1
1947
1947
-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

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