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Les Bell

Lester Rowland Bell

Positions: Third Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 165 lb.

Born: December 14, 1901 in Harrisburg, PA(All Transactions)
Debut: September 17, 1923 (Age 21)
Teams (by GP): Cardinals/Braves/Cubs 1923-1931

Final Game: September 27, 1931 (Age 29)
Died: December 26, 1985 in Hershey, PA
Buried: East Harrisburg Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1923 STL NL 21 SS 15 15 15 96 35 53 8 9 .917 5.87 .939 5.80
1924 STL NL 22 SS 17 15 15 95 44 42 9 8 .905 5.06 .949 5.76
1925 STL NL 23 3B 153 153 152 471 151 284 36 39 .924 2.84 .939 2.98
1925 STL NL 23 SS 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 .940 5.70
1926 STL NL 24 3B 155 155 155 441 165 254 22 25 .950 2.70 .953 2.99 MVP-6
1927 STL NL 25 3B 100 93 91 251 85 142 24 13 .904 2.27 .945 2.96
1927 STL NL 25 SS 10 9 9 63 16 41 6 8 .905 5.70 .944 5.50
1928 BSN NL 26 3B 153 153 153 518 177 314 27 37 .948 3.21 .943 3.06
1929 BSN NL 27 3B 127 127 124 320 107 198 15 15 .953 2.40 .953 2.88
1929 BSN NL 27 2B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.80
1929 BSN NL 27 SS 1 1 1 7 4 1 2 0 .714 5.00 .950 5.60
1930 CHC NL 28 3B 70 59 58 174 63 102 9 14 .948 2.36 .950 2.85
1930 CHC NL 28 1B 2 2 2 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 10.50 .990 10.20
1931 CHC NL 29 3B 70 62 59 195 66 118 11 18 .944 2.63 .944 2.85
7 Seasons 3B 828 802 792 2370 814 1412 144 161 .939 2.69 .946 2.96
5 Seasons SS 44 40 40 262 99 138 25 25 .905 5.39 .944 5.71
1 Season 1B 2 2 2 21 18 3 0 1 1.000 10.50 .990 10.20
1 Season 2B 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 2.00 .970 5.80
9 Seasons TOT 875 844 834 2655 931 1555 169 187 .936 2.84 .946 3.12
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

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1923 STL NL 21 15 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1924 STL NL 22 17 15 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1925 STL NL 23 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 153 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1926 STL NL 24 155 155 155 155 0 0 0 0 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1927 STL NL 25 115 102 115 110 0 0 0 0 100 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
1928 BSN NL 26 153 153 153 153 0 0 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1929 BSN NL 27 139 128 139 129 0 0 0 1 127 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
1930 CHC NL 28 74 61 74 72 0 0 2 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
1931 CHC NL 29 75 62 75 70 0 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
9 Seasons 896 844 896 874 0 0 2 1 828 44 0 0 0 0 0 22 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1926 NL (6, 30%)
0.30 Career Shares (620th)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  153 (1st)
1926 NL  155 (1st)
1927 NL  100 (4th)
1928 NL  153 (1st)
1929 NL  127 (5th)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  151 (2nd)
1926 NL  165 (2nd)
1928 NL  177 (1st)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  284 (2nd)
1926 NL  254 (3rd)
1928 NL  314 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  36 (1st)
1926 NL  22 (2nd)
1927 NL  24 (1st)
1928 NL  27 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  39 (2nd)
1926 NL  25 (2nd)
1927 NL  13 (5th)
1928 NL  37 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  2.84 (5th)
1928 NL  3.21 (2nd)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
1925 NL  .924 (4th)
1928 NL  .948 (3rd)
1929 NL  .953 (5th)

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