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Cool Papa Bell



James Thomas Bell

Born James Thomas Nichols
Born: May 17, 1903 in Starkville, MS
Died: March 7, 1991 in St. Louis, MO
          (87 years old)

Bats: B
Throws: L
Ht: 5'11"
Wt: 157
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Notes:


• Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974
• Buried: St. Peter's Cemetery (Normandy, MO)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
19
45
41
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
1
1
2
1
0
.366
.409
.561
.970
152
SLS
NNL
20
SP
49
121
108
24
26
5
1
2
17
1
7
0
6
.241
.287
.361
.648
59
SLS
NNL
21
CF
65
276
242
52
73
12
3
1
33
12
20
0
14
.302
.355
.388
.743
90
SLS
22
CF
94
447
409
99
140
34
6
10
58
32
30
0
8
0
.342
.387
.528
.915
132
SLS
NNL
23
CF
91
448
386
107
129
27
7
12
58
36
48
4
10
.334
.413
.534
.947
124
SLS
NNL
24
CF
97
460
419
90
131
23
5
5
39
21
31
0
10
.313
.360
.427
.787
98
SLS
25
CF
86
410
365
88
123
21
7
6
46
20
36
2
1
8
.337
.398
.482
.880
129
26
CF
102
470
413
103
131
26
5
3
41
52
50
1
6
.317
.392
.426
.818
107
SLS
27
CF
86
412
370
110
128
22
5
7
59
12
38
0
2
2
.346
.410
.489
.899
124
SLS
28
CF
35
168
140
52
41
9
2
1
19
16
26
0
0
2
.293
.404
.407
.811
106
MULT
29
CF
57
255
224
61
79
14
9
0
31
15
24
2
3
4
.353
.422
.496
.918
153
30
CF
75
340
305
65
91
12
4
2
28
16
0
28
1
0
1
6
0
.298
.359
.384
.743
103
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
4
1
6
.324
.402
.393
.795
127
MULT
32
CF
57
266
224
72
71
14
7
2
31
12
0
36
2
0
0
6
0
0
.317
.412
.469
.880
124
MULT
MULT
33
CF
50
227
199
49
64
7
2
1
25
11
1
23
1
0
5
.322
.392
.392
.784
108
34
CF
12
58
52
13
19
2
0
2
9
1
6
0
0
.365
.431
.519
.950
172
MEX
37
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
202
CBM
MEX
38
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
MULT
MULT
39
CF
42
181
151
24
47
7
3
0
11
4
0
27
2
0
0
2
1
0
.311
.413
.397
.811
152
MULT
40
LF
73
349
301
68
102
13
6
0
33
12
0
43
2
0
0
5
.339
.422
.422
.843
129
MULT
41
LF
58
280
242
44
72
9
4
1
30
6
0
30
1
1
1
7
0
0
.298
.377
.380
.757
105
MULT
42
LF
53
238
197
40
56
7
1
1
21
10
0
38
1
0
1
2
0
.284
.403
.345
.748
115
HG
NN2
43
LF
39
139
121
23
48
5
2
0
16
6
16
0
0
2
.397
.467
.471
.938
162
23
15
CF
1499
6828
5987
1447
1974
332
113
74
765
352
1
703
69
1
18
119
1
0
.330
.402
.460
.862
125
162 Game Average
738
647
156
213
36
12
8
83
38
1
76
13
1
2
13
1
0
.330
.402
.460
.862
125
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1297
5849
5135
1227
1658
279
83
58
634
304
1
586
19
1
17
110
1
0
.323
.394
.443
.837
119
2
vs Latin Leagues
189
921
803
204
299
50
30
16
127
42
110
50
1
7
.372
.449
.569
1.018
156
4
vs Major Leagues
13
58
49
16
17
3
0
0
4
6
7
0
2
0
.347
.429
.408
.837
147
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
715
3216
2854
723
928
182
42
48
373
199
285
3
10
67
0
.325
.388
.469
.857
115
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
48
212
180
32
53
7
3
0
13
7
0
29
1
0
2
1
0
.294
.390
.367
.757
131
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
16
71
57
17
22
4
5
0
11
6
9
2
2
3
.386
.485
.632
1.117
216
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
29
132
120
28
38
6
2
0
14
8
11
0
1
0
.317
.379
.400
.779
113
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
250
1141
1000
238
315
43
17
8
115
49
0
117
5
2
22
.315
.388
.416
.804
116
5
Homestead Grays
LF
230
1036
888
186
291
37
14
2
104
35
0
129
3
1
2
17
0
0
.328
.414
.408
.822
126
5
East All Stars
CF
5
21
20
3
3
1
0
0
1
2
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
.150
.190
.200
.390
-3
2
West All Stars
-
3
12
10
2
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
.200
.333
.200
.533
53
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
38
31
9
13
2
0
0
4
4
6
1
0
1
.419
.514
.484
.997
225
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
4
19
16
4
6
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.375
.474
.375
.849
204
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
0
0
0
0
0
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
CF
89
430
382
119
167
29
15
12
79
28
45
24
0
3
.437
.496
.686
1.182
202
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
CF
100
491
421
85
132
21
15
4
48
14
65
26
1
4
.314
.407
.463
.870
116
1
NAL All Stars
LF
1
4
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
.250
.250
.250
.500
288
1
North All Stars
LF
1
5
4
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
.750
.800
.750
1.550
370



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
SLS
45
.428
.344
2.2%
1.2%
2.2%
8.1%
1.00
7.03
2.2%
1.2%
.195
.120
SLS
NNL
121
.283
.363
5.8%
8.5%
1.7%
1.3%
.120
.127
SLS
NNL
276
.335
.359
7.2%
8.6%
0.4%
0.9%
.087
.112
SLS
447
.401
.348
6.7%
8.9%
2.2%
1.3%
.186
.131
SLS
NNL
448
.417
.376
10.7%
8.8%
2.7%
1.4%
.199
.138
SLS
NNL
460
.354
.356
6.7%
8.4%
1.1%
1.2%
.115
.124
SLS
410
.395
.344
8.8%
0.4%
0.5%
6.9%
18.00
19.27
1.5%
1.2%
.145
.117
470
.375
.352
10.6%
8.6%
0.6%
1.5%
.109
.131
SLS
412
.410
.368
9.2%
0.0%
8.7%
1.7%
1.2%
.143
.127
SLS
168
.386
.370
15.5%
0.8%
0.0%
9.5%
21.16
0.6%
0.9%
.114
.109
MULT
255
.423
.339
9.4%
0.4%
0.8%
8.3%
12.00
27.51
0.0%
0.8%
.143
.097
340
.338
.327
8.2%
0.1%
0.3%
6.6%
28.00
0.6%
1.1%
.085
.121
317
.376
.327
11.0%
0.9%
1.3%
7.7%
8.75
12.85
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.093
MULT
266
.395
.353
13.5%
1.1%
0.8%
8.9%
18.00
9.24
0.8%
1.5%
.152
.132
MULT
MULT
227
.363
.342
10.1%
0.6%
0.4%
8.5%
23.00
27.59
0.4%
1.5%
.070
.122
58
.427
.312
10.3%
1.1%
7.3%
42.05
3.4%
1.3%
.154
.116
MEX
430
.520
.356
10.5%
10.1%
5.6%
9.5%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
CBM
MEX
491
.405
.377
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
MULT
MULT
181
.388
.306
14.9%
1.1%
7.0%
13.50
0.0%
0.7%
.086
.085
MULT
349
.406
.352
12.3%
0.6%
10.0%
21.50
0.0%
0.6%
.083
.097
MULT
280
.353
.343
10.7%
0.8%
0.4%
8.3%
30.00
21.28
0.4%
0.9%
.083
.103
MULT
238
.370
.330
16.0%
0.6%
0.4%
8.8%
38.00
13.98
0.4%
0.8%
.061
.095
HG
NN2
139
.444
.340
11.5%
9.3%
0.0%
0.3%
34.41
0.0%
1.0%
.074
.097
23
15
6828
.393
.351
10.3%
8.7%
1.7%
2.4%
6.74
18.83
1.1%
1.1%
.130
.118
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
5849
.383
.349
10.0%
8.4%
0.6%
0.6%
18.68
24.02
1.0%
1.1%
.121
.117
2
vs Latin Leagues
921
.459
.367
11.9%
10.4%
5.4%
9.3%
2.20
1.13
1.7%
1.1%
.197
.126
4
vs Major Leagues
58
.374
.317
12.1%
7.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.061
.127
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
10
St. Louis Stars I
3216
.385
.358
8.9%
8.5%
0.3%
0.4%
32.00
26.71
1.5%
1.3%
.144
.126
2
Chicago American Giants
212
.362
.310
13.7%
7.0%
0.6%
0.4%
27.00
16.86
0.0%
0.8%
.072
.095
1
Detroit Wolves
132
.375
.344
8.3%
8.6%
0.0%
0.2%
35.17
0.0%
0.7%
.083
.095
1
Kansas City Monarchs
71
.482
.325
12.7%
7.6%
2.8%
0.7%
4.50
10.45
0.0%
0.9%
.246
.104
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1141
.369
.338
10.3%
7.8%
0.7%
0.4%
17.00
18.70
0.7%
1.2%
.101
.117
5
Homestead Grays
1036
.392
.344
12.5%
9.2%
0.3%
0.5%
40.67
27.57
0.2%
0.8%
.080
.099
5
East All Stars
21
.184
.297
4.8%
5.2%
14.3%
11.7%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.113
2
West All Stars
12
.297
.321
16.7%
12.2%
8.3%
13.1%
2.00
1.30
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.074
1
NNL All Stars II
38
.454
.286
15.8%
6.4%
6.7%
1.5%
2.00
5.21
0.0%
0.6%
.065
.094
1
Santo Domingo Stars
19
.410
.262
15.8%
6.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.000
.086
1
Algonoderos de Unión Laguna
430
.520
.356
10.5%
9.5%
5.6%
10.1%
1.88
0.93
2.8%
1.2%
.249
.129
1
Azules de Veracruz
0
.000
0.0%
1
Sultanes de Monterrey
491
.405
.377
13.2%
11.2%
5.3%
8.6%
2.50
1.31
0.8%
1.1%
.150
.124
1
NAL All Stars
4
.355
.250
0.0%
10.7%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.000
1
North All Stars
5
.754
.330
20.0%
10.3%
0.0%
0.0%
.000
.043

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