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Pre-Negro Leagues Candidate Profile:
William "W" Bell Sr.

Thirteenth of 39 Profiles

Born: August 31, 1897, in Galveston, Tex. 
Died: March 16, 1969, in El Campo, Tex. 
Batted: Right      Threw: Right      Height: 5'9"      Weight: 180 lbs.

  • Played 1923-1937, first eight with Kansas City Monarchs, then New York Harlem Stars, Detroit Wolves, Homestead Grays, Pittsburgh Crawfords, Newark Dodgers, and Newark Eagles.
  • Seven straight years (1924-30) with more than 10 wins (equivalent to 20 wins).
  • Nine total years with over 10 wins per season.
  • Wins total equivalent to 18 per season.
  • Highest lifetime winning percentage in Negro leagues history .721 (18-7 equivalent)
  • Had a lifetime record of 124 wins and 48 losses.
  • Completed 74% of games started.
  • Allowed less than one hit per inning pitched, lifetime.
  • Managed Newark Eagles in 1936 and 1948.

Authored by Dick Clark | Negro Leagues and Pre-Negro Leagues Election page

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