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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 in Austin, TX
          (84 years old)

Bats: R
Throws: R
Ht: 5'9"
Wt: 170
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• 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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Batting

Multi-Stint Seasons:



Glossary
Basic Batting
Team Lg Pos
19
SS
49
208
186
30
55
13
4
1
37
2
13
2
7
.296
.348
.425
.773
99
SLS
20
SS
94
434
362
87
103
20
7
9
54
18
56
0
16
0
.285
.380
.453
.833
112
SLS
NNL
21
SS
84
344
279
66
104
12
4
13
64
16
50
1
14
.373
.470
.584
1.054
150
SLS
NNL
22
SS
96
426
361
90
131
21
5
29
108
9
56
1
8
.363
.450
.690
1.140
183
SLS
23
SS
85
383
341
89
121
29
6
25
90
13
29
6
7
.355
.415
.695
1.110
185
24
SS
104
466
398
116
146
26
9
26
135
34
54
2
12
.367
.445
.673
1.118
179
SLS
25
SS
97
427
367
118
151
36
3
19
123
18
53
2
5
.411
.488
.681
1.169
191
SLS
26
SS
36
164
132
38
42
14
4
3
31
9
25
2
5
.318
.434
.553
.987
150
MULT
27
SS
55
236
208
40
57
16
6
2
41
4
19
4
5
.274
.346
.438
.784
116
28
SS
37
174
159
32
43
8
3
0
24
8
0
7
1
0
3
4
1
0
.270
.312
.358
.670
82
MULT
29
SS
45
193
170
25
36
9
4
0
13
5
1
19
0
1
3
0
0
.212
.295
.312
.607
83
30
SS
48
216
186
53
65
14
5
5
36
14
0
25
1
0
1
4
0
0
.349
.429
.559
.988
158
NE
NN2
31
SS
29
127
111
24
35
6
1
2
12
0
12
1
3
.315
.387
.441
.829
113
MULT
32
SS
33
141
125
33
40
9
5
3
27
2
0
12
0
0
0
4
0
0
.320
.380
.544
.924
134
33
SS
29
117
97
24
32
8
3
2
15
3
1
14
1
0
2
4
0
0
.330
.425
.536
.961
151
MULT
34
SS
37
168
147
30
37
3
0
3
21
3
0
18
2
0
1
2
0
0
.252
.337
.333
.671
79
VEZ
MEX
35
SS
84
383
339
95
117
30
2
3
57
17
35
21
3
6
.345
.411
.472
.883
129
VEZ
MEX
36
SS
100
468
403
102
140
29
6
9
77
14
57
20
1
7
.347
.430
.516
.946
132
37
SS
49
211
191
49
66
9
0
3
36
4
0
19
0
0
1
0
0
0
.346
.408
.440
.847
145
TPC
MEX
38
SS
87
371
319
41
94
15
4
4
51
10
44
11
2
6
.295
.384
.404
.788
125
MEX
39
SS
83
369
293
63
86
13
3
10
52
9
65
11
1
10
.294
.423
.461
.884
129
MULT
MULT
40
SS
31
127
110
13
28
8
0
0
12
1
0
12
0
3
2
0
0
.255
.344
.327
.671
93
NN2
41
3B
61
250
226
21
66
13
3
1
37
2
20
0
1
3
.292
.352
.389
.742
102
CIC
NAL
42
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
121
MRS
NAL
43
3B
6
19
17
6
8
2
1
0
3
1
2
0
0
.471
.526
.706
1.232
222
25
17
SS
1464
6442
5545
1287
1809
363
89
172
1159
216
2
717
68
0
41
138
1
0
.326
.407
.517
.924
139
162 Game Average
713
614
142
200
40
10
19
128
27
29
79
30
0
5
15
9
0
.326
.407
.517
.924
139
 
Team Lg Pos
21
Negro Leagues
1099
4805
4150
975
1356
271
70
146
910
163
2
511
5
0
34
109
1
0
.327
.405
.531
.936
142
4
vs Latin Leagues
354
1591
1354
301
437
87
15
26
237
50
201
63
7
29
.323
.413
.467
.880
129
3
vs Major Leagues
11
46
41
11
16
5
4
0
12
3
5
0
0
0
.390
.457
.707
1.164
243
 
Team Lg Pos
1
St. Louis Giants
SS
4
19
16
1
4
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
2
.250
.294
.313
.607
73
8
St. Louis Stars I
SS
632
2795
2373
622
832
166
38
125
631
115
334
16
72
0
.351
.434
.611
1.045
161
4
Chicago American Giants
SS
136
610
543
119
158
33
16
5
83
31
51
5
11
.291
.357
.438
.796
118
1
Kansas City Monarchs
SS
16
69
57
15
15
2
3
0
12
1
8
2
2
.263
.373
.404
.777
122
1
Detroit Wolves
SS
29
125
113
20
32
13
2
0
20
3
9
1
2
.283
.341
.434
.775
111
2
Homestead Grays
SS
14
61
55
9
11
1
1
2
9
0
4
0
1
1
.200
.267
.364
.630
71
3
West All Stars
SS
3
11
9
2
3
2
0
0
1
0
1
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
.333
.364
.556
.919
193
6
Newark Eagles
SS
174
743
651
155
201
32
8
13
108
11
74
0
5
13
.309
.384
.442
.826
121
5
East All Stars
SS
8
38
34
6
11
4
1
0
6
1
1
2
3
0
2
0
0
0
.324
.395
.500
.895
145
3
Azules de Veracruz
SS
232
1067
913
234
307
67
10
18
164
36
130
47
5
19
.336
.422
.491
.912
130
1
Alijadores de Tampico
SS
87
371
319
41
94
15
4
4
51
10
44
11
2
6
.295
.384
.404
.788
125
1
Diablos Rojos del México
SS
35
153
122
26
36
5
1
4
22
4
27
5
0
4
.295
.423
.451
.874
133
1
Negro All Stars
-
4
13
10
1
4
1
0
0
1
0
3
0
0
0
.400
.538
.500
1.038
343
2
New York Black Yankees
SS
27
114
101
10
29
6
0
0
10
2
9
0
2
2
.287
.357
.347
.704
98
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
3B
52
214
194
18
58
13
3
1
35
1
17
0
3
.299
.355
.412
.768
108
1
Indianapolis Clowns
SS
5
20
18
2
6
0
1
0
3
0
1
0
1
.333
.368
.444
.813
121
1
Memphis Red Sox
3B
6
19
17
6
8
2
1
0
3
1
2
0
0
.471
.526
.706
1.232
222



Advanced Batting
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
208
.350
.357
6.3%
8.6%
0.5%
0.8%
.129
.108
SLS
434
.367
.347
12.9%
8.9%
2.1%
1.3%
.169
.132
SLS
NNL
344
.455
.376
14.5%
8.8%
3.8%
1.4%
.211
.138
SLS
NNL
426
.490
.356
13.1%
8.4%
6.8%
1.2%
.327
.124
SLS
383
.476
.344
7.6%
6.9%
6.5%
1.2%
.340
.117
466
.474
.352
11.6%
8.6%
5.6%
1.5%
.307
.131
SLS
427
.511
.359
12.4%
8.6%
4.4%
1.2%
.270
.127
SLS
164
.440
.369
15.2%
9.4%
1.8%
0.9%
.235
.109
MULT
236
.359
.338
8.1%
8.2%
0.8%
0.8%
.163
.097
174
.300
.327
4.0%
0.6%
6.5%
7.00
0.0%
1.1%
.088
.120
MULT
193
.289
.310
9.8%
0.0%
7.3%
0.0%
0.8%
.100
.089
216
.432
.341
11.6%
0.5%
8.5%
25.00
2.3%
1.5%
.210
.130
NE
NN2
127
.375
.351
9.4%
8.8%
1.6%
1.7%
.126
.127
MULT
141
.393
.347
8.5%
0.0%
8.3%
2.1%
1.6%
.224
.135
117
.422
.345
12.0%
0.9%
9.5%
14.00
1.7%
1.6%
.206
.129
MULT
168
.318
.345
10.7%
1.2%
8.9%
9.00
1.8%
1.9%
.082
.119
VEZ
MEX
383
.401
.353
9.1%
9.4%
5.5%
10.2%
1.67
0.92
0.8%
1.2%
.127
.127
VEZ
MEX
468
.432
.381
12.2%
11.3%
4.3%
8.5%
2.85
1.33
1.9%
1.1%
.169
.125
211
.407
.329
9.0%
0.0%
9.8%
1.4%
1.0%
.094
.093
TPC
MEX
371
.373
.333
11.9%
9.3%
3.0%
8.4%
4.00
1.11
1.1%
0.9%
.110
.097
MEX
369
.414
.370
17.6%
6.0%
3.0%
11.1%
5.91
1.85
2.7%
0.8%
.167
.105
MULT
MULT
127
.327
.331
9.4%
8.6%
0.0%
0.8%
.073
.094
NN2
250
.352
.347
8.0%
9.5%
0.4%
1.0%
.097
.098
CIC
NAL
20
.363
.348
5.0%
9.3%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.101
MRS
NAL
19
.556
.356
10.5%
9.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.235
.115
25
17
6442
.413
.351
11.1%
8.9%
4.2%
8.0%
3.00
2.49
2.7%
1.2%
.191
.118
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
21
Negro Leagues
4805
.415
.349
10.6%
8.5%
11.4%
4.1%
0.60
19.34
3.0%
1.2%
.205
.119
4
vs Latin Leagues
1591
.407
.360
12.6%
10.3%
4.0%
8.3%
3.19
1.30
1.6%
1.0%
.144
.115
3
vs Major Leagues
46
.504
.315
10.9%
7.2%
0.0%
0.8%
.317
.114
 
Team Lg LG LG LG LG LG LG
1
St. Louis Giants
19
.271
.338
5.3%
7.9%
0.0%
0.2%
.063
.064
8
St. Louis Stars I
2795
.453
.357
11.9%
8.5%
4.5%
1.3%
.260
.126
4
Chicago American Giants
610
.357
.326
8.4%
7.5%
0.8%
1.1%
.147
.114
1
Detroit Wolves
125
.358
.344
7.2%
8.5%
0.0%
0.7%
.150
.095
1
Kansas City Monarchs
69
.358
.324
11.6%
7.5%
0.0%
0.9%
.140
.102
2
Homestead Grays
61
.291
.343
6.6%
8.4%
3.3%
1.0%
.164
.106
3
West All Stars
11
.381
.335
9.1%
7.7%
18.2%
14.5%
0.50
0.88
0.0%
0.8%
.222
.113
6
Newark Eagles
743
.377
.342
10.0%
9.0%
1.7%
1.5%
.134
.117
5
East All Stars
38
.423
.348
5.3%
11.5%
9.1%
8.0%
0.67
1.32
0.0%
1.0%
.176
.102
3
Azules de Veracruz
1067
.418
.370
12.2%
10.6%
4.4%
8.6%
2.77
1.30
1.7%
1.1%
.154
.123
1
Alijadores de Tampico
371
.373
.333
11.9%
9.3%
3.0%
8.4%
4.00
1.11
1.1%
0.9%
.110
.097
1
Diablos Rojos del México
153
.411
.359
17.6%
10.8%
3.3%
6.1%
5.40
1.77
2.6%
0.8%
.156
.102
1
Negro All Stars
13
.519
.242
23.1%
6.0%
0.0%
0.0%
.100
.042
2
New York Black Yankees
114
.338
.336
7.9%
8.9%
0.0%
0.9%
.059
.098
1
Baltimore Elite Giants
214
.360
.350
7.9%
9.6%
0.5%
1.0%
.113
.099
1
Indianapolis Clowns
20
.363
.348
5.0%
9.3%
0.0%
0.8%
.111
.101
1
Memphis Red Sox
19
.556
.356
10.5%
9.1%
0.0%
0.9%
.235
.115

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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