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Lester Rowland Bell

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 5' 11", Weight 165 lb.

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On May 26, 1929, Les Bell hit a seventh-inning pinch hit grand slam off Carl Hubbell. In the previous inning, Pat Crawford had hit a pinch hit grand slam off Socks Seibold. This was the only time in history that two pinch hit grand slams were hit in the same game. Both were needed, as although the game was tied 2-2 before Crawford's blast, it ended 15-8.

The 1926 St. Louis Cardinals featured Rogers Hornsby, Jim Bottomley, and Chick Hafey, but Les Bell had the highest slugging percentage on the team. His .518 slugging percentage was nearly 100 points higher than he would hit in any other major league season. He was sixth in the MVP voting that year.

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Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs Notes
1940 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 60-62 5th Pittsburgh Pirates
1941 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 81-43 1st Pittsburgh Pirates League Champs
1942 Springfield Rifles Eastern League 33-107 8th none
1946 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 76-64 2nd Cleveland Indians League Champs
1947 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 71-69 4th Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1948 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 64-76 6th Cleveland Indians
1949 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 74-64 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost League Finals
1950 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League 77-62 3rd Cleveland Indians Lost in 1st round
1951 Harrisburg Senators Interstate League -- Cleveland Indians replaced by Harold Cox August 8
1952 Lincoln A's Western League 67-87 6th (t) Philadelphia A's
1953 Savannah Indians South Atlantic League 68-73 4th Philadelphia A's Lost in 1st round
1954 Ottawa A's International League -- Philadelphia A's -- replaced by Taft Wright on June 29

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