Willie Wells - Seamheads Negro Leagues Database

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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All-Time Team
Glossary

Left Field Yrs First Last
2
1942
1945
1.6
1
1942
1942
0.1
1
1942
1942
0.0
1
1947
1947
0.0
1
1945
1945
0.0
Center Field Yrs First Last
1
1943
1943
4.0
2
1942
1945
0.6
1
1947
1947
0.4
1
1945
1945
0.3
1
1945
1945
0.1

Right Field Yrs First Last
1
1943
1943
3.3
1
1942
1942
1.5
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1945
1945
0.2
Shortstop Yrs First Last
4
1942
1947
5.5
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1947
1947
0.1
1
1943
1943
0.0
1
1947
1947
-0.1
Second Base Yrs First Last
1
1943
1943
1.0
1
1942
1942
0.7
1
1945
1945
0.0
1
1943
1943
0.0
1
1943
1943
-0.1
Third Base Yrs First Last
1
1943
1943
1.5
1
1945
1945
0.7
1
1947
1947
0.6
1
1945
1945
0.3
1
1945
1945
0.1
First Base Yrs First Last
2
1942
1945
3.4
1
1943
1943
1.3
1
1942
1942
0.2
1
1945
1945
0.0
2
1942
1945
-0.2
 
Catcher Yrs First Last
1
1942
1942
0.8
1
1947
1947
0.3
1
1945
1945
0.2
1
1947
1947
0.1
1
1945
1945
0.1
Starting Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1942
1942
4.4
1
1943
1943
4.2
1
1943
1943
3.9
1
1943
1943
3.1
1
1945
1945
2.7
1
1942
1942
2.7
2
1942
1945
1.4
1
1945
1945
0.9
1
1947
1947
0.8
1
1945
1945
0.4
2
1942
1945
0.0
1
1942
1942
-0.6
Relief Pitcher Yrs First Last
1
1943
1943
0.6
1
1945
1945
0.4
1
1947
1947
0.4
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1947
1947
0.2
1
1945
1945
0.1
1
1945
1945
0.1
1
1947
1947
0.1
1
1947
1947
0.0
1
1945
1945
-0.1
1
1947
1947
-0.2
1
1947
1947
-0.2
1
1947
1947
-0.2
1
1945
1945
-0.2
1
1945
1945
-0.3
1
1945
1945
-0.7

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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