Cool Papa Bell

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Birthday
17, 1903
Birthplace
Starkville, MS
Death Date
Mar 7, 1991 (87)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
17, 1903
Birthplace
Starkville, MS
Death Date
Mar 7, 1991 (87)

About

Center fielder whom many claim to be one of the fastest players of all time; selected to 8 Negro League All-Star games.

Before Fame

He was said to be 'faster than Jesse Owens' by some fans.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.

Family Life

His single mother raised him along with six siblings in pre-Civil Rights movement Mississippi.

Associated With

He and Mickey Mantle were part of the same Baseball Hall of Fame induction class.