The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell

By Lonnie Wheeler


The first full biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer James “Cool Papa” Bell (1903–1991) was a legend in black baseball, a lightning fast switch hitter elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Bell’s speed was extraordinary; as Satchel Paige famously quipped, he was so fast he could fl ip a light switch and be in bed be…


Published date: February 9, 2021
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction, Sports

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Attaway, Tim. Lonnie's the best. So glad there's one last book to celebrate his greatness.