Cool Papa Bell
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May 17, 1903, Starkville, Mississippi
James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell was an American center
fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many baseball observers
to have been the fastest man ever to play the game.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974.
Death: March 7, 1991 (age 87), St. Louis, Missouri
"Cool Papa" Bell died in his home on Dickson Street in St.
Louis, Missouri. In his honor, the city renamed Dickson Street as
"James 'Cool Papa' Bell Avenue". He has also been inducted
into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
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