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Bell, James Thomas (Cool Papa)

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1991 AD, at 87 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Baseball Player


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.




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