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James "Cool Papa" Bell - Further Information

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Banks, James. "Flying Feet: The Life and Times of Cool Papa Bell, the Fastest Runner Baseball Has." Baseball History (fall, 1996).

Fallstrom, R.B. "James 'Cool Papa' Bell Takes Things as They Come." Associated Press (February 10, 1990).

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"Profiles of Prominent Negro-Leaguers: James 'Cool Papa' Bell." St. Louis Post-Dispatch (February 4, 2001): D10.

Rhoden, William C. "Cool Papa's Legacy Lives with a Statue in St. Louis." New York Times (September 17, 2001): C18.

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