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Cool Papa Bell

James Thomas Bell (Cool Papa)


Bats: Both, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 155 lb.

Born: May 17, 1903 in Starkville, Mississippi, US
Died: March 7, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri, US
High School: St. Louis HS (St. Louis, MO)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by Negro League Committee as Player in 1974.
   View Cool Papa Bell Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

Minor League Stats


Negro Leagues Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1922 19 St. Louis NNL NgM 31 31 5 10 3 0 1 1 0 0 .323 .323 .516 .839 16 0
1923 20 St. Louis NNL NgM 121 108 24 26 5 1 2 17 1 7 .241 .287 .361 .648 39 6
1924 21 St. Louis NNL NgM 232 209 42 60 11 2 0 32 7 19 .287 .346 .359 .705 75 4
1925 22 St. Louis NNL NgM 331 304 55 94 19 2 5 12 13 24 .309 .360 .434 .794 132 3
1926 23 St. Louis NNL NgM 269 238 59 80 14 4 7 16 4 25 .336 .399 .517 .916 123 6
1927 24 St. Louis NNL NgM 275 270 50 84 12 2 3 6 10 0 .311 .311 .404 .715 109 5
1928 25 St. Louis NNL NgM 387 353 83 113 21 7 4 13 16 28 .320 .370 .453 .823 160 6
1929 26 26.0 2 Teams 1 Lg NgM 311 279 60 79 13 5 1 3 21 29 .283 .351 .376 .727 105 3
1929 26 Chicago,St. Louis NNL NgM 311 279 60 79 13 5 1 3 21 29 .283 .351 .376 .727 105 3
1930 27 St. Louis NNL NgM 194 179 46 62 8 2 4 11 5 15 .346 .397 .480 .877 86 0
1931 28 St. Louis NNL NgM 30 30 5 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 5 0
1932 29 29.0 3 Teams 2 Lgs Non-NgM 172 153 37 57 9 6 0 3 7 18 .373 .439 .510 .948 78 1
1932 29 Kansas City INDP Non 172 153 37 57 9 6 0 3 7 18 .373 .439 .510 .948 78 1
1932 29 Detroit,Homestead EWL NgM 172 153 37 57 9 6 0 3 7 18 .373 .439 .510 .948 78 1
1933 30 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 178 170 33 48 5 3 1 24 8 8 .282 .315 .365 .679 62 0
1934 31 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 218 200 42 63 6 1 1 5 12 17 .315 .369 .370 .739 74 1
1935 32 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 190 170 46 53 3 5 2 10 7 20 .312 .384 .424 .808 72 0
1936 33 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 100 92 23 29 4 2 0 1 1 7 .315 .364 .402 .766 37 1
1937 34 Pittsburgh NNL NgM 21 20 5 10 1 0 2 2 0 1 .500 .524 .850 1.374 17 0
1942 39 Chicago NAL NgM 64 59 8 21 2 0 0 3 0 4 .356 .397 .390 .787 23 1
1943 40 Homestead NNL NgM 202 200 33 64 6 4 0 12 8 0 .320 .320 .390 .710 78 2
1944 41 Homestead NNL NgM 169 155 26 46 6 4 0 21 4 13 .297 .351 .387 .738 60 1
1945 42 Homestead NNL NgM 82 71 15 27 2 0 0 8 0 11 .380 .463 .408 .872 29 0
1946 43 Homestead NNL NgM 95 87 20 35 2 1 0 11 4 7 .402 .447 .448 .895 39 1
21 Seasons 3672 3378 717 1066 152 51 33 211 132 253 .316 .363 .420 .783 1419 41
Non (1 season) Non 172 153 37 57 9 6 0 3 7 18 .373 .439 .510 .948 78 1
NgM (21 seasons) NgM 3672 3378 717 1066 152 51 33 211 132 253 .316 .363 .420 .783 1419 41

Negro Leagues Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev W L W-L% RAvg G GS CG SHO IP H R BB SO HBP WP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1922 19 St. Louis NNL NgM 5 4 .556 5.79 8 6 0 74.2 73 48 27 38 2 0 1.339 8.8 3.3 4.6 1.41
1923 20 St. Louis NNL NgM 11 7 .611 5.86 14 9 0 153.2 180 100 34 66 7 4 1.393 10.5 2.0 3.9 1.94
1924 21 St. Louis NNL NgM 2 1 .667 6.82 3 3 0 34.1 34 26 13 12 0 0 1.369 8.9 3.4 3.1 0.92
1929 26 St. Louis NNL NgM 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0
1944 41 Homestead NNL NgM 0 0 4.50 0 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.500 4.5 0.0 0.0
5 Seasons 18 12 .600 5.93 25 18 0 265.2 289 175 74 116 9 4 1.366 9.8 2.5 3.9 1.57

Sabr ID: 59f9fc99

About the Negro League Data

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Sources

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The Hall of Fame data is found for the years 1920-1948 and the Ashwill data is found from 1904-1919. Many statistics are incomplete due to ongoing research and/or limitations in published sources, so please be assured that we are aware there are issues with the data and will continue to work with our data providers to improve the data that appears here.

The Hall of Fame dataset

This data is constructed from the best available information as provided by Larry Lester, Wayne Stivers and Dick Clark of the Negro Leagues Researchers and Authors Group. It contains data culled from newspaper boxscores, covering league sanctioned games from 1920 to 1948, which was produced for a study sponsored by Major League Baseball and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. It reflects totals as compiled by the NLRAG up to 2006. As new credible information is continually unearthed, these numbers will continue to change.

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The Ashwill Negro Leagues Database

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Note that our records are missing thousands of players who played in the Negro Leagues for minor league teams, independent teams, barnstorming teams or even Negro major league teams. We will bring their records to light as soon as suitable records are available for those players.

Details about our NLB Data