Frank Bell

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Frank Gustav Bell

  • Bats Unknown, Throws Unknown
  • Height 6' 0"

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Biographical Information[edit]

Frank Bell was the brother of pitcher Charlie Bell. He appeared in 10 games in the summer of 1885 for the Brooklyn Grays at three different positions. Then, in 1889, he umpired three games in the American Association. He died before he was 30 after being shot by a barkeeper during an altercation.

The Sporting Life of August 27, 1884 indicated that the 1884 St. Louis Maroons had signed a "young St. Louis amateur catcher" named Frank Bell. This Bell never played for the Maroons. It is not completely clear if this is the same Frank Bell - although the major league Frank Bell was from Cincinnati, OH, the record is incomplete as to whether he played in St. Louis in 1884.

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