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James "Cool Papa" BELL (HOF)


A short bio from the Helmar-R319 card back: A swift man, James plays it shallow in center field. His arm used to be very strong but an injury has weakened it. He makes up for this by releasing the ball very quickly. The same arm injury finished his pitching career but he has made his mark in the field and at the bat. “Cool Papa” split last season between the Kansas City Monarchs and the Detroit Wolves. He was on a tear for both teams, compiling a .384 average. He hopes to match that mark in 1933 with his new team.

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