George Bell (bellge01)
George Glenn Bell
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 195 lb.
- Debut April 17, 1907
- Final Game July 13, 1911
- Born November 2, 1874 in Greenwood, NY USA
- Died December 25, 1941 in New York, NY USA
"Farmer" George Bell pitched five years for the Brooklyn Superbas / Brooklyn Dodgers. He posted a winning record only in 1909 but, then, Brooklyn was not very good in those days. The team, led by promising stars Harry Lumley and Tim Jordan, was never able to put together a championship season.
Bell was already 32 years old when he first came to the majors. His performance in 1909, when he went 16-15 for a team whose record was 55-98, was impressive, especially because George, at age 34, was the oldest player on the team. The SABR biography of Bell indicates that he was an amateur player before he started pro ball at age 29. After pro ball, he was in the Army, and then ran farms and managed a lodge. Before coming to the majors, he won 23 games with the 1906 Altoona Mountaineers. He managed the Warren Bingoes in 1915 and the Winchester Dodgers in the Blue Grass League in 1924.
- 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (1909)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1907, 1909 & 1910)
- 300 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1910)
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1915||Warren Bingoes||Inter-State League||5th||replaced R.W. Archer|
Also managed Winchester (Blue Grass) in 1924.