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James "Cool Papa" Bell 


James Thomas Bell 
"Cool Papa" 
Negro Leagues 1922 - 1950
Combined speed, daring and batting skill to rank among best players in Negro Leagues. Contemporaries rated him fastest man on base paths. Hit over .300 regularly, topping .400 on occasion. Played 29 summers and 21 winters of professional baseball.

Cooperstown, New York

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