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Hi Bell

Herman S. Bell

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: July 16, 1897 in Mount Sherman, KY (All Transactions)
Debut: April 16, 1924 (Age 26)
Rookie Status: Lost 1924 [*]
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Giants 1924-1934

Final Game: August 23, 1934 (Age 37)
Died: June 7, 1949 in Glendale, CA
Buried: Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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Standard Pitching

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Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1924 26 STL NL 3 8 .273 4.92 28 10 8 5 0 1 113.1 124 68 62 5 29 29 5 0 3 474 77 4.00 1.350 9.8 0.4 2.3 2.3 1.00
1926 28 STL NL 6 6 .500 3.18 27 8 12 3 0 2 85.0 82 41 30 1 17 27 2 0 1 354 123 3.10 1.165 8.7 0.1 1.8 2.9 1.59
1927 29 STL NL 1 3 .250 3.92 25 1 11 0 0 0 57.1 71 37 25 5 22 31 1 0 0 255 103 4.28 1.622 11.1 0.8 3.5 4.9 1.41
1929 31 STL NL 0 2 .000 6.92 7 0 5 0 0 0 13.0 19 15 10 1 4 4 0 0 0 64 70 4.47 1.769 13.2 0.7 2.8 2.8 1.00
1930 32 STL NL 4 3 .571 3.90 39 9 17 2 0 8 115.1 143 65 50 4 23 42 2 0 1 512 130 3.87 1.439 11.2 0.3 1.8 3.3 1.83
1932 34 NYG NL 8 4 .667 3.68 35 10 14 3 0 2 120.0 132 58 49 11 16 25 2 0 1 498 102 4.24 1.233 9.9 0.8 1.2 1.9 1.56
1933 35 NYG NL 6 5 .545 2.05 38 7 22 1 1 5 105.1 100 31 24 4 20 24 2 1 0 433 157 3.46 1.139 8.5 0.3 1.7 2.1 1.20
1934 36 NYG NL 4 3 .571 3.67 22 2 12 0 0 6 54.0 72 25 22 2 12 9 2 0 0 242 106 4.05 1.556 12.0 0.3 2.0 1.5 0.75
8 Yrs 32 34 .485 3.69 221 47 101 14 1 24 663.1 743 340 272 33 143 191 16 1 6 2832 108 3.86 1.336 10.1 0.4 1.9 2.6 1.34
162 Game Avg. 8 9 .485 3.69 56 12 26 4 0 6 168 189 86 69 8 36 48 4 0 2 719 108 3.86 1.336 10.1 0.4 1.9 2.6 1.34
STL (5 yrs) 14 22 .389 4.15 126 28 53 10 0 11 384.0 439 226 177 16 95 133 10 0 5 1659 103 3.82 1.391 10.3 0.4 2.2 3.1 1.40
NYG (3 yrs) 18 12 .600 3.06 95 19 48 4 1 13 279.1 304 114 95 17 48 58 6 1 1 1173 117 3.91 1.260 9.8 0.5 1.5 1.9 1.21

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1924 26 STL NL 112.1 28 10 68 5.45 4.53 -0.05 0.00 98.7 4.52 -11 -1.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -2 .460 .493
1926 28 STL NL 85.0 27 8 41 4.34 4.48 0.27 0.00 104.8 4.41 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.7 8 .501 .500
1927 29 STL NL 57.1 25 1 37 5.81 4.72 0.34 0.00 101.7 4.45 -8 -0.8 1.0 -0.0 -0.4 -4 .467 .495
1929 31 STL NL 13.0 7 0 15 10.38 4.90 -0.11 0.00 99.4 4.98 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.0 -0.6 -6 .406 .496
1930 32 STL NL 115.1 39 9 65 5.07 5.67 0.02 0.00 99.5 5.63 7 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.6 19 .516 .504
1932 34 NYG NL 120.0 35 10 58 4.35 4.64 -0.05 0.00 97.8 4.58 3 0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.3 13 .509 .502
1933 35 NYG NL 105.1 38 7 31 2.65 4.02 0.49 0.00 98.6 3.47 10 1.1 1.0 -0.1 2.0 17 .530 .507
1934 36 NYG NL 54.0 22 2 25 4.17 4.71 0.44 0.00 100.9 4.31 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.5 6 .502 .500
8 Seasons 662.1 221 47 340 4.62 4.70 0.16 0.00 99.9 4.53 -6 -0.4 1.0 -0.3 5.0 51 .498 .501
STL (5 yrs) 383.0 126 28 226 5.31 4.90 0.10 0.00 100.8 4.83 -20 -1.9 1.0 -0.2 1.2 15 .485 .499
NYG (3 yrs) 279.1 95 19 114 3.67 4.42 0.25 0.00 98.7 4.11 13 1.5 1.0 -0.1 3.8 36 .516 .504

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1926 28 STL NL WS W NYY 0 0 9.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 2.500 18.0 4.5 4.5 4.5 1.00
1930 32 STL NL WS L PHA 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1933 35 NYG NL WS W WSH 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 1.250 9.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00
3 WS 0 0 4.50 3 0 2 0 0 0 4.0 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 16 1.250 9.0 2.3 2.3 2.3 1.00

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
1924 26 STL NL 28 36 31 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 .065 .194 .065 .259 -27 2 0 0 1
1926 28 STL NL 27 29 25 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 5 .120 .214 .120 .334 -10 3 0 1 1
1927 29 STL NL 25 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .091 .091 .091 .182 -52 1 0 0 1
1929 31 STL NL 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 /1
1930 32 STL NL 39 31 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 11 .077 .143 .077 .220 -46 2 0 3 1
1932 34 NYG NL 35 37 34 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 15 .088 .139 .088 .227 -37 3 0 1 1
1933 35 NYG NL 38 32 29 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 .138 .194 .138 .331 -4 4 1 0 1 1
1934 36 NYG NL 22 21 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .105 .150 .105 .255 -30 2 0 0 1 1
8 Yrs 221 200 178 15 17 0 0 0 3 0 0 15 67 .096 .166 .096 .261 -29 17 1 0 7
162 Game Avg. 162 147 130 11 12 0 0 0 2 0 11 49 .096 .166 .096 .261 -29 12 0 5
STL (5 yrs) 126 110 96 6 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 10 36 .083 .170 .083 .253 -33 8 0 4
NYG (3 yrs) 95 90 82 9 9 0 0 0 2 0 5 31 .110 .161 .110 .271 -24 9 1 0 3

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
1924 26 STL NL 28 36 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -2 1
1926 28 STL NL 27 29 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .496 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1927 29 STL NL 25 11 -2 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
1929 31 STL NL 7 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .491 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
1930 32 STL NL 39 31 -8 0 0 0 3 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .490 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 1
1932 34 NYG NL 35 37 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1
1933 35 NYG NL 38 32 -4 0 0 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 -0.0 -1 1
1934 36 NYG NL 22 21 -4 0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
8 Seasons 221 200 -35 0 0 0 20 -15 -1.5 0 -15 -1.5 .493 .499 -1.5 -0.1 -15
STL (5 yrs) 126 110 -21 0 0 0 11 -10 -1.0 0 -10 -1.0 .492 .499 -1.0 -0.0 -10
NYG (3 yrs) 95 90 -14 0 0 0 9 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .495 .499 -0.5 -0.0 -5

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1926 28 STL NL WS NYY W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1930 32 STL NL WS PHA L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1933 35 NYG NL WS WSH W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 WS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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
1924 STL NL 26 P 28 10 5 113.1 35 1 31 3 1 .914 2.54 1.14 .965 2.52 2.51
1926 STL NL 28 P 27 8 3 85.0 23 2 17 4 0 .826 2.01 0.70 .958 2.57 2.53
1927 STL NL 29 P 25 1 0 57.1 16 0 14 2 0 .875 2.20 0.56 .958 2.32 2.31
1929 STL NL 31 P 7 0 0 13.0 4 0 2 2 0 .500 1.38 0.29 .965 2.42 2.34
1930 STL NL 32 P 39 9 2 115.1 33 2 28 3 2 .909 2.34 0.77 .964 2.21 2.18
1932 NYG NL 34 P 35 10 3 120.0 28 4 23 1 2 .964 2.02 0.77 .957 2.29 2.29
1933 NYG NL 35 P 38 7 1 105.1 23 3 19 1 1 .957 1.88 0.58 .964 2.36 2.33
1934 NYG NL 36 P 22 2 0 54.0 10 1 8 1 1 .900 1.50 0.41 .960 2.27 2.24
8 Seasons P 221 47 14 663.1 172 13 142 17 7 .901 2.10 0.70 .961 2.36 2.33
8 Seasons TOT 221 47 14 663.1 172 13 142 17 7 .901 2.10 0.70 .961 2.36 2.33
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

Saves s c a p y
1926 NL  2 (9th)
1930 NL  8 (1st)
1933 NL  5 (2nd)
1934 NL  6 (4th)

Games Finished s c a p y
1930 NL  17 (7th)
1933 NL  22 (3rd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1933 NL  13 (10th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1933 NL  1.4 (10th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1926 NL  4 (5th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 3 (579), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 12 (1391), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 4 (1454), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 7 (1147), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Relief Pitcher (726th), 3.5 career WAR/4.1 7yr-peak WAR/3.8 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

Transactions

  • November 22, 1934: Purchased by Kansas City (American Association) from the New York Giants.
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