Hi Bell

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Herman S. Bell

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 0", Weight 185 lb.

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On July 19, 1924, Hi Bell became the last pitcher in Major League Baseball history to start and win both ends of a doubleheader, doing so for the St. Louis Cardinals. Facing the Boston Braves, he outpaced Jesse Barnes, 6-1, in the opener, going the distance, then set Johnny Cooney back, 2-1, with another complete game in the second bout. Despite these heroics, his big league career was spent mostly coming out of the bullpen with the Cards and New York Giants. Recognized retroactively as the 1930 NL saves champion, Bell won two World Series rings as a member of the Cardinals in 1926 and the Giants in 1933. In 221 career appearances, he logged 24 saves, a 3.69 ERA and a 32-34 record. A member of the 1922 Sioux Falls Soos, he ran a restaurant after his playing days.

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