"Cool Papa" Bell

"Cool Papa" Bell (HM2LOF)

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N 33° 26.681', W 88° 49.96'

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James "Cool Papa" Bell (1901-1991) was born in Starkville. Renowned as the fastest man to ever play baseball. During his career (1922-1950), Bell played for or managed teams primarily in the Negro Leagues. In his career, Bell never hit below .300. In 1974, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 329652 N 3702088
Decimal Degrees33.44468333, -88.83266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 26.681', W 88° 49.96'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 26' 40.86" N, 88° 49' 57.6" W
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