Buddy Bell Stats

Buddy Bell was born on Monday, August 27, 1951, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bell was 20 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 15, 1972, with the Cleveland Indians. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Buddy Bell baseball stats page.

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"THERE WAS A SIDE TO Buddy Bell that was obvious in the way he played, yet rarely surfaced off the field. Soft-spoken and mild-mannered with All-American good looks, Bell was a fierce competitor on the diamond and the primary leader on every team he played with during his 18 seasons in the major leagues. Although his clubs in Cleveland and Texas rarely had realistic pennant aspirations, the steady Gold Glover and five time All-Star played with a determination that included battling until the bitter end. 'The only way you can be a leader is to go out there and play as hard as you can and do what it takes to win,' Bell said. 'And that's a leader. You don't have to be a hell-raising type. Call it leading by example or whatever you want, but I always wanted to be successful and the only way I look at success is to win.'" - By Bill Ballew in The Pastime in the Seventies: Oral Histories of 16 Major Leaguers (McFarland Publishing, 10/01/2002, 'BUDDY BELL', Page 49)

Buddy Bell

Buddy Bell Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#745 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Buddy Bell Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#745 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
David Gus Bell
Nickname:
Buddy
Born On:
08-27-1951  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Archbishop Moeller High School (Cincinnati, OH)
College:
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-02
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
04-15-1972 (Age 20)
Last Game:
06-17-1989
Draft:
1969 : 16th Round (373rd)

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Buddy Bell Pitching Stats

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Buddy Bell Hitting Stats

1972 21 Indians 132 466 49 119 21 1 9 1 36 34 8 29 1 1 3 5 .255 .310 .363
1973 22 Indians 156 631 86 169 23 7 14 0 59 49 2 47 0 3 6 13 .268 .325 .393
1974 23 Indians 116 423 51 111 15 1 7 0 46 35 1 29 8 2 3 14 .262 .322 .352
1975 24 Indians 153 553 66 150 20 4 10 1 59 51 6 72 10 4 1 11 .271 .332 .376
1976 25 Indians 159 604 75 170 26 2 7 0 60 44 3 49 5 6 2 12 .281 .329 .366
1977 26 Indians 129 479 64 140 23 4 11 1 64 45 5 63 8 5 1 14 .292 .351 .426
1978 27 Indians 142 556 71 157 27 8 6 1 62 39 1 43 9 2 0 24 .282 .328 .392
1979 28 Rangers 162 670 89 200 42 3 18 1 101 30 4 45 7 10 3 16 .299 .327 .451
1980 29 Rangers 129 490 76 161 24 4 17 0 83 40 11 39 4 0 0 16 .329 .379 .498
1981 30 Rangers 97 360 44 106 16 1 10 1 64 42 10 30 0 10 3 6 .294 .364 .428
1982 31 Rangers 148 537 62 159 27 2 13 0 67 70 8 50 0 5 2 13 .296 .376 .426
1983 32 Rangers 156 618 75 171 35 3 14 0 66 50 5 48 0 6 4 24 .277 .332 .411
1984 33 Rangers 148 553 88 174 36 5 11 1 83 63 8 54 2 9 3 21 .315 .382 .458
1985 34 Rangers 84 313 33 74 13 3 4 0 32 33 1 21 0 4 1 14 .236 .308 .335
1985 34 Reds 67 247 28 54 15 2 6 0 36 34 2 27 1 2 0 10 .219 .311 .368
1986 35 Reds 155 568 89 158 29 3 20 0 75 73 4 49 3 6 5 14 .278 .362 .445
1987 36 Reds 143 522 74 148 19 2 17 0 70 71 3 39 1 2 1 14 .284 .369 .425
1988 37 Reds 21 54 3 10 0 0 0 0 3 7 1 3 0 2 0 2 .185 .270 .185
1988 37 Astros 74 269 24 68 10 1 7 1 37 19 1 29 0 1 0 8 .253 .301 .375
1989 38 Rangers 34 82 4 15 4 0 0 0 3 7 0 10 1 0 0 4 .183 .247 .232
18 Years 2,405 8,995 1,151 2,514 425 56 201 8 1,106 836 84 776 60 80 38 255 .279 .341 .406

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Buddy Bell Fielding Stats

1972 Indians 3B 6 5 146 23 3.8 23 10 13 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.25
1972 Indians CF 63 60 1,571 170 2.7 167 160 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.87
1972 Indians RF 65 55 1,530 115 1.8 115 112 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.03
1973 Indians 3B 154 153 4,102 529 3.4 507 144 363 22 44 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.34
1973 Indians CF 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1973 Indians RF 1 1 27 1 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
1974 Indians 3B 115 115 3,033 401 3.5 386 112 274 15 31 n/a n/a n/a .963 3.44
1975 Indians 3B 153 149 3,984 501 3.3 476 146 330 25 29 n/a n/a n/a .950 3.23
1976 Indians 1B 2 1 27 6 3.0 6 5 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1976 Indians 3B 158 157 4,173 454 2.9 434 104 330 20 23 n/a n/a n/a .956 2.81
1977 Indians 3B 118 115 3,052 379 3.2 364 111 253 15 23 n/a n/a n/a .960 3.22
1977 Indians LF 11 11 292 24 2.2 23 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.13
1978 Indians 3B 139 139 3,632 495 3.6 480 125 355 15 30 n/a n/a n/a .970 3.57
1979 Rangers 3B 147 144 3,696 491 3.3 476 112 364 15 22 n/a n/a n/a .969 3.48
1979 Rangers SS 33 17 552 102 3.1 100 35 65 2 9 n/a n/a n/a .980 4.89
1980 Rangers 3B 120 120 3,137 413 3.4 405 123 282 8 26 n/a n/a n/a .981 3.49
1980 Rangers SS 3 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1981 Rangers 3B 96 96 2,507 361 3.8 347 66 281 14 18 n/a n/a n/a .961 3.74
1981 Rangers SS 1 0 6 4 4.0 4 1 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 18.00
1982 Rangers 3B 145 143 3,685 540 3.7 527 131 396 13 35 n/a n/a n/a .976 3.86
1982 Rangers SS 4 0 19 1 0.3 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.42
1983 Rangers 3B 154 153 4,124 523 3.4 506 123 383 17 29 n/a n/a n/a .967 3.31
1984 Rangers 3B 147 147 3,831 472 3.2 452 129 323 20 28 n/a n/a n/a .958 3.19
1985 Rangers 3B 83 82 2,133 278 3.3 262 70 192 16 22 n/a n/a n/a .942 3.32
1985 Reds 3B 67 67 1,756 168 2.5 159 54 105 9 13 n/a n/a n/a .946 2.44
1986 Reds 2B 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
1986 Reds 3B 151 150 4,031 405 2.7 395 105 290 10 28 n/a n/a n/a .975 2.65
1987 Reds 3B 142 141 3,685 341 2.4 334 93 241 7 17 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.45
1988 Reds 1B 2 2 24 11 5.5 10 8 2 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .909 11.25
1988 Reds 3B 13 13 323 31 2.4 30 6 24 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .968 2.51
1988 Astros 1B 7 6 150 44 6.3 43 43 0 1 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 7.74
1988 Astros 3B 66 65 1,695 157 2.4 145 31 114 12 8 n/a n/a n/a .924 2.31
1989 Rangers 1B 1 1 18 8 8.0 8 7 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 12.00
1989 Rangers 3B 9 7 174 15 1.7 15 3 12 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.33
3B Totals 2,183 2,161 56,899 6,977 3.2 6,723 1,798 4,925 254 430 n/a n/a n/a .964 3.19
RF Totals 66 56 1,557 116 1.8 116 113 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.01
CF Totals 64 60 1,574 171 2.7 168 161 7 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.88
SS Totals 41 17 586 107 2.6 105 36 69 2 10 n/a n/a n/a .981 4.84
1B Totals 12 10 219 69 5.8 67 63 4 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .971 8.26
LF Totals 11 11 292 24 2.2 23 23 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .958 2.13
2B Totals 1 0 3 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 9.00
18 Years 2,378 2,315 61,130 7,465 3.1 7,203 2,194 5,009 262 448 n/a n/a n/a .965 3.18

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Buddy Bell Miscellaneous Stats

1972 Indians 5 6 .455 5 0 n/a 51.8 16.1 12.9 - - -
1973 Indians 7 15 .318 2 0 0 45.1 13.4 10.7 - - -
1974 Indians 1 3 .250 1 0 1 60.4 14.6 9.2 - - -
1975 Indians 6 5 .545 1 1 0 55.3 7.7 9.4 - - -
1976 Indians 3 8 .273 1 0 0 86.3 12.3 10.1 - - -
1977 Indians 1 8 .111 3 0 0 43.5 7.6 7.5 - - -
1978 Indians 1 3 .250 3 0 1 92.7 12.9 9.0 - - -
1979 Rangers 5 4 .556 0 0 0 37.2 14.9 6.6 - - -
1980 Rangers 3 1 .750 9 0 0 28.8 12.6 5.9 - - -
1981 Rangers 3 3 .500 1 0 0 36.0 12.0 5.6 - - -
1982 Rangers 5 4 .556 3 0 0 41.3 10.7 8.0 - - -
1983 Rangers 3 5 .375 2 0 0 44.1 12.9 9.4 - - -
1984 Rangers 2 1 .667 1 0 0 50.3 10.2 6.7 - - -
1985 Rangers 3 2 .600 2 0 0 78.3 14.9 9.8 - - -
1985 Reds 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 41.2 9.1 6.9 - - -
1986 Reds 2 8 .200 4 0 n/a 28.4 11.6 7.6 - - -
1987 Reds 4 1 .800 1 0 n/a 30.7 13.4 7.5 - - -
1988 Reds 0 0 .000 6 0 n/a 0.0 18.0 18.0 - - -
1988 Astros 1 1 .500 3 0 n/a 38.4 9.3 7.3 - - -
1989 Rangers 0 0 .000 11 0 22 0.0 8.2 27.3 - - -
18 Years 55 79 .410 59 1 24 44.8 11.6 8.1 - - -

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Buddy Bell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 Cleveland Indians 9 $15,500.00 - -
1973 Cleveland Indians 25 $19,200.00 Stats -
1974 Cleveland Indians 25 $24,000.00 - -
1975 Cleveland Indians 25 $38,000.00 - -
1976 Cleveland Indians 25 $44,500.00 - -
1977 Cleveland Indians 25 $75,000.00 - -
1978 Cleveland Indians 25 $93,000.00 - -
1979 Texas Rangers 25 $225,000.00 - -
1980 Texas Rangers 25 $400,000.00 Stats -
1981 Texas Rangers 25 $510,000.00 Stats -
1982 Texas Rangers 25 $575,000.00 Stats -
1983 Texas Rangers 25 $600,000.00 - -
1984 Texas Rangers 25 $600,000.00 Stats -
1985 Texas Rangers 25 $750,000.00 - -
1985 Cincinnati Reds 25 "     " - -
1986 Cincinnati Reds 25 $870,000.00 - -
1987 Cincinnati Reds 25 $870,000.00 - -
1988 Cincinnati Reds 25 $790,000.00 - -
1988 Houston Astros 25 "     " - -
1989 Texas Rangers 25 $750,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Buddy Bell was named one of the 100 Greatest Cleveland Indians Players Top 100 Greatest Indians and Bell was named one of the nine third basemen.

A great Indian and a great Ranger , Buddy Bell was inducted into the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame ( Official Site ) in 2004, along with Fergie Jenkins , joining the inaugural class of 2003; Charlie Hough , Johnny Oates , Nolan Ryan and Jim Sundberg .

The Cleveland Indians traded Buddy Bell to the Texas Rangers on December 8, 1978, for Toby Harrah . Bell fit well in Texas , winning his first of six consecutive Gold Glove Awards at the hot corner in 1979, the first Rangers third basemen to receive the honor.

In 1984 , Buddy Bell won his first (and only) Silver Slugger Award , leading all American League third basemen in batting average (.315) that season, fourth highest in the entire league ( Top 25 ).

Buddy Bell was once again the first Texas Rangers third baseman to receive the honor and the first American League third baseman to ever receive both a Silver Slugger and Gold Glove Award during the same season . His National League counterpart at third is Mike Schmidt , who won both in 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983!

Buddy Bell Remembers, Frank Robinson
Buddy Bell Remembers | New Castle News | February 27, 1975 | Page 15
Buddy Bell, whose father ( Gus Bell ) was a Major League player (1950-1964), had two sons who also followed in the family footsteps, David Bell (1995-2006) and Mike Bell (2000-2000). Their grandfather, father, son combination was the actually the second instance in baseball history, and one of four through today. [ Baseball Family Tree ]

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