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James "Cool Papa" Bell - Chronology

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1903 Born May 17 in Starkville, Mississippi, to Jonas Bell and Mary Nichols
1920 Moves to St. Louis, Missouri to attend high school, work, and play semiprofessional baseball; marries Clarabelle Thompson
1922-28 Plays center field for the St. Louis Stars in the Negro National League
1933-37 Plays center field for the Pittsburgh Crawfords in the Negro National League
1938-42 Plays in the Mexican League
1942 Plays with the Chicago American Giants in the Negro National League
1943-45 Plays center field for the Homestead Grays in the Negro National League
1948-49 Plays and manages the Kansas City Monarchs in the Negro National League
1951 Scout for St. Louis Browns (now Baltimore Orioles)
1951-60 Custodian for St. Louis City Hall
1961-73 Night watchman for St. Louis City Hall
1974 Elected to the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame
1991 Dies March 7 at St. Louis University Hospital; buried in St. Peter's Cemetery, in St. Louis
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