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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)
• Relatives: Fred Bell (Brother)


Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
SLS
19
SP
19
44
41
6
15
3
1
1
5
0
0
0
2
1
.366
.395
.561
.956
149
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
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
85
410
366
109
128
22
5
7
59
12
38
2
4
.350
.414
.495
.908
128
SLS
28
CF
35
168
140
52
41
7
2
1
19
16
26
0
2
.293
.404
.393
.796
103
MULT
29
CF
57
255
223
61
79
14
9
0
30
15
24
3
5
.354
.424
.498
.922
154
30
CF
74
335
300
63
89
12
4
2
28
16
0
28
1
0
1
6
0
0
.297
.359
.383
.742
103
31
CF
70
317
275
53
89
10
3
1
28
15
0
35
1
1
6
0
0
.324
.402
.393
.795
127
MULT
32
CF
57
266
224
72
72
14
7
2
31
12
0
36
0
0
0
6
0
0
.321
.415
.473
.889
126
MULT
MULT
33
CF
50
227
199
49
64
7
2
1
25
11
23
0
0
5
0
0
.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
29
122
108
14
32
4
2
0
7
0
0
12
0
0
0
2
0
0
.296
.367
.370
.737
138
MULT
40
LF
72
340
297
68
102
12
6
0
34
12
39
1
0
4
0
0
.343
.420
.424
.844
131
MULT
41
LF
58
280
240
44
74
8
4
1
27
6
36
0
0
4
0
0
.308
.399
.388
.786
115
MULT
42
LF
49
218
182
36
54
7
1
1
20
10
34
0
0
2
.297
.407
.363
.770
121
HG
NN2
43
LF
39
139
120
23
48
4
2
0
16
6
16
0
0
3
.400
.471
.467
.937
161
23
15
CF
1479
6732
5912
1430
1958
324
112
74
757
348
0
685
53
0
16
119
0
0
.331
.402
.461
.864
125
162 Game Average
737
648
157
214
35
12
8
83
43
0
75
43
0
2
13
0
0
.331
.402
.461
.864
125
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1277
5753
5060
1210
1642
273
82
58
626
300
0
568
3
0
15
110
0
0
.325
.394
.445
.840
120
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
1
0
0
4
6
7
0
0
2
.347
.429
.367
.796
139
 
Team Lg Pos
10
St. Louis Stars I
CF
714
3213
2850
722
928
180
42
48
373
199
284
0
10
69
0
.326
.389
.469
.857
115
2
Chicago American Giants
CF
35
153
137
22
38
4
2
0
9
3
14
0
2
.277
.344
.336
.680
112
1
Detroit Wolves
CF
29
132
119
28
38
6
2
0
13
8
11
1
1
.319
.382
.403
.785
114
1
Kansas City Monarchs
CF
16
71
57
17
22
4
5
0
11
6
9
2
3
.386
.485
.632
1.117
218
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
CF
249
1136
995
236
313
43
17
8
115
49
0
117
2
22
.315
.388
.416
.804
116
5
Homestead Grays
LF
225
1007
866
182
291
34
14
2
101
35
127
0
0
14
0
.336
.421
.415
.835
131
5
East All Stars
CF
5
21
20
3
3
1
0
0
1
2
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
.150
.190
.200
.390
-5
2
West All Stars
CF
3
12
10
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
.300
.417
.300
.717
101
1
NNL All Stars II
CF
8
38
31
9
13
2
0
0
4
4
6
0
1
.419
.514
.484
.997
223
1
Santo Domingo Stars
CF
4
19
16
4
6
0
0
0
2
0
3
0
0
.375
.474
.375
.849
203
1
Azules de Veracruz
-
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
.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
44
.421
.345
0.0%
0.0%
8.2%
2.3%
1.1%
.195
.117
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%
6.9%
1.5%
1.2%
.145
.117
470
.375
.352
10.6%
8.6%
0.6%
1.5%
.109
.131
SLS
410
.412
.359
9.3%
8.5%
1.7%
1.2%
.145
.126
SLS
168
.383
.369
15.5%
9.4%
0.6%
0.9%
.100
.108
MULT
255
.423
.338
9.4%
8.2%
0.0%
0.8%
.143
.097
335
.338
.327
8.4%
0.3%
6.5%
28.00
0.6%
1.1%
.087
.120
317
.376
.327
11.0%
0.3%
7.7%
35.00
0.3%
0.8%
.069
.093
MULT
266
.399
.353
13.5%
0.0%
8.9%
0.8%
1.5%
.152
.132
MULT
MULT
227
.363
.343
10.1%
0.0%
8.4%
0.4%
1.5%
.070
.122
58
.427
.312
10.3%
7.3%
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
122
.355
.298
9.8%
0.0%
7.4%
0.0%
0.7%
.074
.072
MULT
340
.405
.350
11.5%
0.3%
9.7%
39.00
0.0%
0.6%
.081
.097
MULT
280
.373
.341
12.9%
0.0%
8.5%
0.4%
0.9%
.079
.101
MULT
218
.377
.329
15.6%
8.7%
0.5%
0.8%
.066
.095
HG
NN2
139
.442
.342
11.5%
9.4%
0.0%
1.0%
.067
.096
23
15
6732
.394
.350
10.2%
8.7%
5.5%
8.5%
2.13
3.40
1.1%
1.1%
.130
.118
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
5753
.384
.348
9.9%
8.4%
9.1%
3.3%
1.00
22.32
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
.366
.317
12.1%
7.1%
0.0%
3.5%
2.60
0.0%
0.9%
.020
.121
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
10
St. Louis Stars I
3213
.385
.357
8.8%
8.5%
0.0%
6.4%
1.52
1.5%
1.3%
.143
.126
2
Chicago American Giants
153
.325
.305
9.2%
7.0%
0.0%
0.8%
.058
.088
1
Detroit Wolves
132
.375
.344
8.3%
8.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.084
.095
1
Kansas City Monarchs
71
.483
.324
12.7%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.246
.102
6
Pittsburgh Crawfords
1136
.369
.338
10.3%
7.8%
0.7%
1.2%
.102
.117
5
Homestead Grays
1007
.399
.342
12.6%
9.1%
0.2%
0.8%
.079
.098
5
East All Stars
21
.183
.304
4.8%
5.3%
14.3%
11.7%
0.33
0.61
0.0%
0.7%
.050
.111
2
West All Stars
12
.385
.336
16.7%
13.0%
0.0%
9.0%
1.58
0.0%
0.5%
.000
.066
1
NNL All Stars II
38
.454
.287
15.8%
6.3%
0.0%
0.6%
.065
.095
1
Santo Domingo Stars
19
.410
.261
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
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
.366
.250
0.0%
17.9%
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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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