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Beau Bell

Roy Chester Bell

Positions: Rightfielder and First Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 20, 1907 in Bellville, TX
Schools: University of Houston (Houston, TX), Texas A&M University (College Station, TX) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1935 (Age 27.239, 6,508th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1935 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Browns/Indians/Tigers 1935-1941

Last Game: September 1, 1941 (Age 34.012)
Died: September 14, 1977 in Bryan, TX
Buried: Restever Memorial Park, Bryan, TX
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1935 27 SLB AL 76 237 220 20 55 8 2 3 17 1 1 16 16 .250 .304 .345 .649 66 76 1 0 O937/5
1936 28 SLB AL 155 683 616 100 212 40 12 11 123 4 1 60 55 .344 .403 .502 .905 120 309 1 6 *O937 MVP-13
1937 ★ 29 SLB AL 156 699 642 82 218 51 8 14 117 2 2 53 54 .340 .391 .509 .900 125 327 1 3 *O93/5 AS,MVP-17
1938 30 SLB AL 147 599 526 91 138 35 3 13 84 1 3 71 46 .262 .350 .414 .765 92 218 0 2 *O9/3
1939 31 TOT AL 65 205 166 18 39 5 2 1 29 0 1 28 19 .235 .352 .307 .659 66 51 7 2 9 7
1939 31 SLB AL 11 38 32 4 7 1 0 1 5 0 0 4 3 .219 .324 .344 .668 70 11 1 1 1 /7O
1939 31 DET AL 54 167 134 14 32 4 2 0 24 0 1 24 16 .239 .358 .299 .657 65 40 6 1 8 7O
1940 32 CLE AL 120 482 444 55 124 22 2 4 58 2 2 34 41 .279 .332 .365 .697 82 162 8 1 3 O93
1941 33 CLE AL 48 118 104 12 20 4 3 0 9 1 2 10 8 .192 .270 .288 .558 51 30 3 1 3 O93
7 Yrs 767 3023 2718 378 806 165 32 46 437 11 12 272 239 .297 .362 .432 .794 99 1173 18 7 26
162 Game Avg. 162 638 574 80 170 35 7 10 92 2 3 57 50 .297 .362 .432 .794 99 248 1 5
SLB (5 yrs) 545 2256 2036 297 630 135 25 42 346 8 7 204 174 .309 .373 .462 .836 108 941 1 4 12
CLE (2 yrs) 168 600 548 67 144 26 5 4 67 3 4 44 49 .263 .320 .350 .670 76 192 11 2 6
DET (1 yr) 54 167 134 14 32 4 2 0 24 0 1 24 16 .239 .358 .299 .657 65 40 6 1 8

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1935 27 SLB AL 76 237 -12 0 0 -5 -2 -19 -1.9 9 -10 -1.0 .476 .489 -0.5 -0.7 -5 $2,500 O937/5
1936 28 SLB AL 155 683 20 1 0 -8 -8 6 0.5 24 30 2.8 .503 .503 3.5 -1.3 38 $3,000 *O937 MVP-13
1937 ★ 29 SLB AL 156 699 24 0 0 -10 -7 7 0.6 25 32 3.0 .504 .504 4.0 -1.6 42 $6,750 *O93/5 AS,MVP-17
1938 30 SLB AL 147 599 -7 -1 0 -2 -6 -16 -1.4 21 6 0.6 .490 .491 0.8 -0.7 8 $9,500 *O9/3
1939 31 SLB AL 11 38 -1 0 0 0 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.0 .484 .499 -0.0 -0.0 -0 $10,500 /7O
1939 31 DET AL 54 167 -7 -0 0 1 -2 -8 -0.7 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.3 -0.1 -3 7O
1940 32 CLE AL 120 482 -11 0 0 2 -5 -14 -1.3 16 3 0.2 .489 .492 0.0 -0.3 1 $9,000 O93
1941 33 CLE AL 48 118 -7 -1 0 -1 -1 -10 -1.0 4 -6 -0.6 .479 .494 -0.5 -0.2 -5 $9,000 O93
7 Seasons 767 3023 1 -1 0 -23 -32 -55 -5.3 107 53 4.8 .493 .497 6.9 -4.9 76 $50,250
SLB (5 yrs) 545 2256 25 0 0 -25 -24 -23 -2.3 81 57 5.3 .496 .498 7.7 -4.3 83 $32,250
CLE (2 yrs) 168 600 -18 -1 0 1 -6 -24 -2.3 20 -3 -0.4 .486 .492 -0.5 -0.5 -4 $18,000
DET (1 yr) 54 167 -7 -0 0 1 -2 -8 -0.7 6 -2 -0.2 .486 .495 -0.3 -0.1 -3

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1935 SLB AL 27 OF 37 36 35 73 65 2 6 0 .918 1.81 .970 2.39
1935 SLB AL 27 RF 27 27 27 59 52 1 6 0 .898 1.96 .968 2.09
1935 SLB AL 27 1B 15 13 10 131 122 6 3 11 .977 8.53 .992 10.16
1935 SLB AL 27 LF 10 9 8 14 13 1 0 0 1.000 1.40 .968 2.24
1935 SLB AL 27 3B 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 .500 0.33 .945 3.03
1936 SLB AL 28 OF 142 142 135 310 291 11 8 6 .974 2.13 .968 2.38 MVP-13
1936 SLB AL 28 RF 133 130 127 284 266 10 8 5 .972 2.08 .967 2.18 MVP-13
1936 SLB AL 28 1B 17 13 13 147 134 8 5 14 .966 8.35 .991 9.93 MVP-13
1936 SLB AL 28 LF 12 12 8 26 25 1 0 1 1.000 2.17 .963 2.12 MVP-13
1937 SLB AL 29 OF 131 131 127 248 222 22 4 6 .984 1.86 .969 2.35 AS,MVP-17
1937 SLB AL 29 RF 131 131 127 249 223 22 4 6 .984 1.87 .964 2.04 AS,MVP-17
1937 SLB AL 29 1B 26 24 24 261 238 17 6 18 .977 9.81 .991 9.84 AS,MVP-17
1937 SLB AL 29 3B 2 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.50 .946 3.15 AS,MVP-17
1938 SLB AL 30 OF 132 131 130 284 266 12 6 3 .979 2.11 .972 2.35
1938 SLB AL 30 RF 132 131 130 283 265 12 6 3 .979 2.10 .972 2.06
1938 SLB AL 30 1B 4 3 3 24 24 0 0 4 1.000 6.00 .990 9.78
1939 TOT AL 31 LF 46 43 40 98 94 4 0 1 1.000 2.13 .966 2.38
1939 TOT AL 31 OF 46 43 40 97 93 4 0 1 1.000 2.11 .969 2.44
1939 SLB AL 31 LF 9 8 7 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 2.22 .966 2.38
1939 SLB AL 31 OF 9 8 7 20 20 0 0 0 1.000 2.22 .969 2.44
1939 DET AL 31 LF 37 35 33 78 74 4 0 1 1.000 2.11 .966 2.38
1939 DET AL 31 OF 37 35 33 77 73 4 0 1 1.000 2.08 .969 2.44
1940 CLE AL 32 OF 97 94 92 204 193 5 6 1 .971 2.04 .970 2.40
1940 CLE AL 32 RF 96 94 92 202 191 5 6 1 .970 2.04 .970 2.08
1940 CLE AL 32 1B 14 14 14 126 116 8 2 16 .984 8.86 .989 9.80
1941 CLE AL 33 OF 14 14 13 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1.57 .973 2.41
1941 CLE AL 33 RF 14 14 13 22 22 0 0 0 1.000 1.57 .969 2.13
1941 CLE AL 33 1B 10 9 9 88 84 4 0 9 1.000 8.80 .990 9.92
7 Seasons OF 599 591 572 1238 1152 56 30 17 .976 2.02 .970 2.38
6 Seasons RF 533 527 516 1099 1019 50 30 15 .973 2.01 .968 2.09
6 Seasons 1B 86 76 73 777 718 43 16 72 .979 8.85 .991 9.91
3 Seasons LF 68 64 56 138 132 6 0 2 1.000 2.03 .966 2.31
2 Seasons 3B 5 2 1 7 2 4 1 0 .857 1.20 .946 3.08
7 Seasons TOT 690 669 646 2022 1872 103 47 89 .977 2.86 .978 3.32
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1936 AL (13, 12%)
1937 AL (17, 6%)
0.18 Career Shares (798th)

Batting Average s c a p y
1936 AL  .344 (8th)
1937 AL  .340 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 AL  155 (1st)
1937 AL  156 (2nd)

At Bats s c a p y
1937 AL  642 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
1937 AL  699 (9th)

Hits s c a p y
1936 AL  212 (4th)
1937 AL  218 (1st)

Total Bases s c a p y
1936 AL  309 (8th)
1937 AL  327 (6th)

Doubles s c a p y
1936 AL  40 (9th)
1937 AL  51 (1st)
1938 AL  35 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
1936 AL  12 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1936 AL  123 (10th)
1937 AL  117 (8th)

Singles s c a p y
1936 AL  149 (6th)
1937 AL  145 (5th)

Runs Created s c a p y
1936 AL  125 (8th)
1937 AL  127 (6th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
1937 AL  73 (6th)

Times On Base s c a p y
1936 AL  273 (10th)
1937 AL  272 (7th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
1937 AL  .675 (10th)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  1 (5th)
1939 AL  1 (5th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  133 (1st)
1937 AL  131 (3rd)
1938 AL  132 (3rd)
1940 AL  96 (4th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  266 (1st)
1937 AL  223 (4th)
1938 AL  265 (4th)
1940 AL  191 (4th)

Assists as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  10 (4th)
1937 AL  22 (1st)
1938 AL  12 (5th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1935 AL  6 (5th)
1936 AL  8 (3rd)
1940 AL  6 (4th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  5 (1st)
1937 AL  6 (1st)
1938 AL  3 (2nd)
Career  15 (98th)

Assists as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  22 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1936 AL  6 (1st)
1937 AL  6 (1st)
1938 AL  3 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  2.08 (4th)
1937 AL  1.87 (5th)
1938 AL  2.10 (3rd)
1940 AL  2.04 (3rd)
Career  2.01 (67th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
1936 AL  .972 (2nd)
1937 AL  .984 (1st)
1938 AL  .979 (3rd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
1937 AL  .984 (4th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 6 (354), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 32 (763), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 34 (561), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 16 (1017), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (271st), 4.8 career WAR/4.8 7yr-peak WAR/4.8 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1935 27 St. Louis Browns $2,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 28 St. Louis Browns $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 29 St. Louis Browns $6,750 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 30 St. Louis Browns $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 31 St. Louis Browns $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts SLB/DET
1940 32 Cleveland Indians $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 33 Cleveland Indians $9,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$50,250
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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