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Bell, James Thomas

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1991 AD
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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.



3.2 (64.67%) 30 votes