Cool Papa Bell
A biography of James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell, the National Negro League all-star who played for the St. Louis Stars and the Pittsburgh Crawfords, who regularly batted over .400, and who is said to have stolen 175 bases in 200 games in one season.
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