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Gus Bell Gus Bell
Full name: David Russell Bell
Born: November 15, 1928, Louisville, Kentucky
Died May 7, 1995, Montgomery, Ohio
Buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
First Game: May 30, 1950; Final Game: May 1, 1964
Bat: Left Throw: Right Height: 6' 1.5" Weight: 190
Grandfather of Mike Bell
Grandfather of David Bell
Father of Buddy Bell
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Batting RecordBatting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
1950 PIT N               111   422   62  119  22  11   8   53   28       46   4   2               4    4      .282  .333  .443  -0.1 1950 PIT N
1951 PIT N               149   600   80  167  27  12  16   89   42       41   4   1               9    1   4  .278  .330  .443  -0.4 1951 PIT N
1952 PIT N               131   468   53  117  21   5  16   59   36       72   2   4               6    1   4  .250  .306  .419  -1.7 1952 PIT N
1953 CIN N               151   610  102  183  37   5  30  105   48       72   3   4              14    0   2  .300  .354  .525   1.7 1953 CIN N
1954 CIN N               153   619  104  185  38   7  17  101   48       58   4   5   8          13    5   3  .299  .349  .465  -0.2 1954 CIN N
1955 CIN N               154   610   88  188  30   6  27  104   54   2   57   0   2   6           6    4   4  .308  .361  .510  -0.2 1955 CIN N
1956 CIN N               150   603   82  176  31   4  29   84   50   4   66   3   7   3          10    6   2  .292  .347  .501  -0.3 1956 CIN N
1957 CIN N               121   510   65  149  20   3  13   61   30   5   54   3   6   6          10    0   1  .292  .332  .420  -1.5 1957 CIN N
1958 CIN N               112   385   42   97  16   2  10   46   36   7   40   1   6   5           7    2   3  .252  .314  .382  -2.1 1958 CIN N
1959 CIN N               148   580   59  170  27   2  19  115   29   1   44   2   1   8          13    2   3  .293  .325  .445  -0.3 1959 CIN N
1960 CIN N Daily Splits  143   515   65  135  19   5  12   62   29   3   40   1   4   5   0   8   7    4   3  .262  .300  .388  -1.7 1960 CIN N
1961 CIN N Daily Splits  103   235   27   60  10   1   3   33   18   3   21   0   0   9   0   2   4    1   1  .255  .298  .345  -1.4 1961 CIN N
1962 NY  N Daily Splits   30   101    8   15   2   0   1    6   10   0    7   0   2   2   0   1   2    0   1  .149  .221  .198  -1.2 1962 NY  N
1962 MIL N Daily Splits   79   214   28   61  11   3   5   24   12   2   17   0   1   1   0   2i  3    0   0  .285  .322  .435  -0.2 1962 MIL N
1962 TOT N               109   315   36   76  13   3   6   30   22   2   24   0   3   3   0   3i  5    0   1  .241  .288  .359  -1.4 1962 TOT N
1963 MIL N Daily Splits    3     3    0    1   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .333  .333   0.0 1963 MIL N
1964 MIL N Daily Splits    3     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   1    0   0  .000  .000  .000  -0.1 1964 MIL N
Total            Splits 1741  6478  865 1823 311  66 206  942  470  27i 636  27  45  53i  0i 13i109   30  31i .281  .330  .445  -9.7 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG   BFW Year TeamTeam
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World Series Batting RecordWorld Series Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1961 CIN N Daily Splits    3     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1961 CIN N
All-Star Game Batting RecordAll-Star Game Batting Record
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team
1953 NL    Daily Splits    1     3    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1953 NL   
1954 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    1    1   0   0   1    2    0   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 4.000 1954 NL   
1956 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    0   0   0   0    0    0   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .000  .000  .000 1956 NL   
1957 NL    Daily Splits    1     1    0    1   1   0   0    2    1   0    0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0 1.000 1.000 2.000 1957 NL   
Total            Splits    4     6    1    2   1   0   1    4    1   0    1   0   0   0   0   0   0    0   0  .333  .429 1.000 Total
Year Team                  G    AB    R    H  2B  3B  HR  RBI   BB IBB   SO HBP  SH  SF  XI ROE GDP   SB  CS   AVG   OBP   SLG Year Team

Fielding RecordFielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1950 PIT N        OF  104                     203   10    5    3      .977     0    0  104 
1951 PIT N        OF  145                     267   18    4    4      .986     0    0  145 
1952 PIT N        OF  123                     202    8    6    2      .972     0    0  123 
1953 CIN N        OF  151                     447   16   11    5      .977     0  145    6 
1954 CIN N        OF  153                     406   12    6    2      .986     0  153    0 
1955 CIN N        OF  154                     364    4    5    0      .987     0  154    0 
1956 CIN N        OF  149                     330   12    5    4      .986     0  149    0 
1957 CIN N        OF  121                     311    7    4    1      .988     0  121    0 
1958 CIN N        OF  107                     235    7    1    2      .996    20   87    0 
1959 CIN N        OF  145                     269   15    1    1      .996     6    0  141 
1960 CIN N Daily  OF  132  122  112  1088     239   13    3    1   0  .988    41    1   97 
1960 CIN N        RF   97   92   83   805.2   192   13    1    1   0  .995
1960 CIN N        LF   41   30   29   281.2    50    0    2    0   0  .962
1960 CIN N        CF    1    0    0     0.2     0    0    0    0   0     -
1961 CIN N Daily  OF   75   54   45   510.2   112    1    1    0   0  .991    44    1   34 
1961 CIN N        LF   44   27   22   258      56    1    1    0   0  .983
1961 CIN N        RF   34   27   23   249.2    52    0    0    0   0 1.000
1961 CIN N        CF    1    0    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -
1962 NY  N Daily  OF   26   24   22   218      40    7    1    3   0  .979     0    0   26 
1962 NY  N        RF   26   24   22   218      39    7    1    3   0  .979
1962 MIL N Daily  OF   58   53   27   403.1    75    3    1    0   0  .987    53    1    7 
1962 MIL N        LF   53   51   26   378.2    68    3    1    0i  0  .986
1962 MIL N        RF    7    2    1    20.2     5    0    0    0   0 1.000
1962 MIL N        CF    1    0    0     4       0    0    0    0   0     -
1962 TOT N        RF   33   26   23   238.2    44    7    1    3   0  .981
1962 TOT N        OF   84   77   49   621.1   115   10    2    3   0  .984    53    1   33 
Total             OF 1643  253i 206i 2220  i 3500  133   54   28   0i .985   164  812  683 
Total             RF  164i 145i 129i 1294  i  288i  20i   2i   4i  0i .994
Total             LF  138i 108i  77i  918.1i  174i   4i   4i   0i  0i .978
Total             CF    3i   0i   0i    7.2i    0i   0i   0i   0i  0i    -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
i - incomplete
World Series Fielding RecordWorld Series Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG
All-Star Game Fielding RecordAll-Star Game Fielding Record
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G
1953 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     8       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
1953 NL           CF    1    1    0     8       4    0    0    0   0 1.000
1956 NL    Daily  OF    1    1    0     3       0    0    0    0   0     -     0    1    0 
1956 NL           CF    1    1    0     3       2    0    0    0   0 1.000
1957 NL    Daily  OF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    0    0 
1957 NL           LF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
Total             OF    3    2    0    13       0    0    0    0   0     -     1    2    0 
Total             CF    2    2    0    11       6    0    0    0   0 1.000
Total             LF    1    0    0     2       0    0    0    0   0     -
Year Team        POS    G   GS   CG   INN      PO    A  ERR   DP  TP   AVG  LF-G CF-G RF-G

TransactionsTransactions
Signed as an amateur free agent by Pittsburgh Pirates (1947).

Traded by Pittsburgh Pirates to Cincinnati Reds in exchange for Cal Abrams, Joe
Rossi and Gail Henley (October 14, 1952).

Selected by New York Mets from Cincinnati Reds in the expansion draft (October 10,
1961).

Traded by New York Mets to Milwaukee Braves (May 21, 1962) completing trade in which
New York Mets traded cash and a player to be named later to Milwaukee Braves in
exchange for Frank Thomas and a player to be named later (November 28, 1961); New
York Mets received Rick Herrscher (May 21, 1962).

Released by Milwaukee Braves (May 12, 1964).


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