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Willie Wells



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


Born: August 10, 1904 in Shawnee, OK
Died: January 22, 1989 - 84 years old

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 170
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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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Wins Above Replacement


Glossary
# Pos First Last Team
1
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
4.4
1.2
0.0
3.2
0.0
2
SP
1
1943
1943
TPC
4.2
0.0
0.0
4.2
0.0
3
CF
1
1943
1943
TPC
4.0
4.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
4
SP
1
1943
1943
TPC
3.9
0.0
0.0
3.9
0.0
5
1B
2
1942
1945
NE
3.4
3.4
0.2
0.0
-0.2
6
RF
1
1943
1943
TPC
3.3
3.7
0.0
0.0
-0.5
7
SP
1
1943
1943
TPC
3.1
-0.1
0.0
3.3
-0.1
8
SP
1
1945
1945
NBY
2.7
-0.3
0.0
3.0
0.0
9
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
2.7
-0.3
0.0
3.0
0.0
10
LF
2
1942
1945
NE
1.6
1.9
0.3
-0.4
-0.1
11
3B
1
1943
1943
TPC
1.5
1.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
12
RF
1
1942
1942
NE
1.5
1.7
0.0
0.0
-0.2
13
SP
2
1942
1945
NE
1.4
-0.6
0.0
1.9
0.0
14
1B
1
1943
1943
TPC
1.3
1.7
0.0
0.0
-0.4
15
2B
1
1943
1943
TPC
1.0
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.4
16
SP
1
1945
1945
NE
0.9
-0.1
0.0
1.0
0.0
17
SP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.8
0.0
0.0
0.8
0.0
18
C
1
1942
1942
NE
0.8
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
19
2B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.7
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.0
20
3B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.7
0.6
0.1
0.0
0.0
21
3B
1
1947
1947
IC
0.6
0.4
0.2
0.0
0.0
22
RP
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.6
0.0
0.0
0.6
0.0
23
CF
2
1942
1945
NE
0.6
0.5
0.0
0.0
0.0
24
RP
1
1945
1945
NE
0.4
0.3
0.0
0.1
0.0
25
CF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.4
0.1
0.2
0.0
0.0
26
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.4
0.1
0.0
0.2
0.0
27
SP
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.4
0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
28
CF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.3
0.8
-0.4
0.0
0.0
29
3B
1
1945
1945
NE
0.3
0.1
0.1
0.1
0.0
30
C
1
1947
1947
IC
0.3
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
31
RF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.2
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.0
32
1B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
33
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.0
34
RF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.2
-0.1
0.5
-0.1
-0.1
35
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
36
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.1
0.0
37
C
1
1945
1945
NE
0.2
0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
38
RF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.2
0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.0
39
RF
1
1945
1945
NE
0.2
0.0
0.2
0.0
-0.1
40
CF
1
1945
1945
NE
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
41
C
1
1947
1947
IC
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
42
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
43
3B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
44
RP
1
1945
1945
NE
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
45
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
46
3B
1
1947
1947
IC
0.1
-0.2
0.3
0.0
0.0
47
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
48
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
49
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
50
RF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
51
2B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
52
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
53
LF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
54
SP
2
1942
1945
NE
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
55
3B
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
56
RF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
57
C
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
58
1B
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
59
LF
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
60
-
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
61
-
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
62
-
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
63
2B
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
64
3B
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
65
C
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
66
LF
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
-0.3
0.3
0.0
-0.1
67
-
1
1945
1945
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
68
-
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
69
SS
1
1943
1943
TPC
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
70
-
1
1945
1945
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
71
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
72
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
73
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
74
LF
1
1942
1942
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
75
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
76
-
1
1945
1945
NE
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
77
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.0
0.0
78
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
79
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
80
SS
2
1942
1945
NE
-0.1
-0.6
0.5
0.0
0.1
81
2B
1
1943
1943
TPC
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.0
0.1
82
RP
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
83
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
0.0
84
2B
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
85
LF
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
-0.2
0.1
0.0
0.0
86
2B
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.1
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
0.1
87
C
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
88
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
89
-
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
90
SS
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
91
3B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
0.0
92
LF
1
1945
1945
NE/NBY
-0.2
0.4
-0.6
0.0
-0.1
93
1B
2
1942
1945
NE
-0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.0
0.0
94
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
95
RP
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.2
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
0.0
96
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.2
0.1
-0.1
-0.2
0.0
97
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
98
1B
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.3
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.1
99
-
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.3
-0.4
0.1
0.0
0.0
100
-
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
101
CF
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.0
102
2B
1
1947
1947
IC
-0.3
0.1
-0.5
0.0
0.1
103
2B
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.3
-0.4
0.0
0.0
0.1
104
-
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
105
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.3
0.0
106
-
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.3
-0.3
-0.1
0.0
0.0
107
-
2
1942
1945
NBY/NE
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.5
0.0
108
-
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
109
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.4
-0.2
-0.2
0.0
0.0
110
-
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.5
-0.4
-0.1
0.0
0.1
111
SP
1
1942
1942
NE
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
112
RF
2
1945
1947
NBY/IC
-0.6
0.2
-0.7
0.0
-0.1
113
LF
2
1942
1947
IC/NE
-0.7
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
-0.1
114
RP
1
1945
1945
NBY
-0.7
-0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
115
-
1
1943
1943
TPC
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.7
0.0
116
C
1
1943
1943
TPC
-0.8
-1.0
0.0
0.0
0.2
117
-
1
1945
1945
NE
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
-0.8
0.0
118
LF
1
1943
1943
TPC
-0.8
-0.7
0.0
0.0
-0.1
119
LF
1
1943
1943
TPC
-0.9
-0.4
0.0
0.0
-0.4

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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