1903 – Born on the 17th of May in Starkville, Mississippi.
1922 – Joined the St. Louis Stars of the Negro National League as a pitcher.
1924 – Became the starting center fielder of the Negro National League.
– Moved to the Detroit Wolves of the East-West League when the Negro National League disbanded.
1938 – Bell left the Crawfords to return to Mexico.
1942 – Returned back to baseball in the United States to play for the Homestead Grays.
1946 – He last played for the semi-pro Detroit Senators.
1974 – He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1991 – Died on the 7th of March in his home on Dickson Street in St. Louis, Missouri.
1999 – Bell was ranked 66th on The Sporting News list of Baseball’s Greatest Players.
– He has been inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.