Mobile Site You Are Here > > > > Cool Papa Bell Negro & Mexican Leagues Statistics & History

Len Kasper, Cubs play-by-play announcer:I will begin with the best baseball website ever created, Baseball-Reference....


Seamheads Negro Leagues database
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, United States
Died: March 7, 1991 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States
High School: St. Louis HS (St. Louis, MO)


Register Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff 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 NNL NgM 311 279 60 79 13 5 1 3 21 29 .283 .351 .376 .727 105 3
1929 26 Chicago NNL NgM
1929 26 St. Louis NNL NgM
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
1932 29 Detroit EWL NgM
1932 29 Homestead EWL NgM
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
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
1938 35 Tampico MEX Ind
1939 36 -4.0 Tampico MEX Ind
1940 37 2 Teams MEX Ind
1940 37 Veracruz MEX Ind
1940 37 Torreon MEX Ind
1941 38 14.0 Monterrey MEX Ind
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
NLB (21 seasons) NLB 3672 3378 717 1066 152 51 33 211 132 253 .316 .363 .420 .783 1419 41
Foreign (4 seasons) Foreign
All Levels (25 Seasons) 3672 3378 717 1066 152 51 33 211 132 253 1419 41
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Register Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
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
All Levels (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
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Sabr ID: 59f9fc99

About the Minor League Data

Historical performance data for professional leagues (affiliated minor leagues, independent minor leagues, fall/winter leagues, and other international leagues) is provided by and licensed from 24-7 Baseball and Chadwick Baseball Bureau. It incorporates the work of many stalwart baseball researchers, including Cliff Blau, Art Cantu, Frank Hamilton, Reed Howard, Kevin Johnson, Bob McConnell, Jack Morris, and Ray Nemec, as well as members of the Minor Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research.

Perhaps most importantly, it builds upon the seminal work of Ed Washuta, who magnanimously provided the framework to make the whole thing possible.

Minor league Total Zone (Rctch&Rtz, 2005-2009) data provided by Baseballprojection.com and Minorleaguesplits.com.