Gus Bell Stats

Gus Bell was born on Thursday, November 15, 1928, in Louisville, Kentucky. Bell was 21 years old when he broke into the big leagues on May 30, 1950, with the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 Gus Bell baseball stats page.

"Gus Bell was one of the all-time great center fielders, a good hitter, a good team man, a good all-around ballplayer." - Teammate Hersh Freeman (Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame, Class of 1964, Link )
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#131 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1985top06' title='1985 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)
Gus Bell Autograph on a 1985 Topps Baseball Card (#131 | Checklist )

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Birth Name:
David Russell Bell
Nickname:
Gus
Born On:
11-15-1928  (Scorpio)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Louisville, Kentucky
Year of Death Data Died On:
05-07-1995 ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Montgomery, Ohio
Cemetery:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio
High School:
Flaget High School (Louisville, KY)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Left
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-01
Player Weight Chart Weight:
196
First Game:
05-30-1950 (Age 21)
Last Game:
05-01-1964
Draft:
Not Applicable
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Pitching Stats

G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G GS GF W L PCT ERA CG SHO SV IP BFP H ER R HR BB IBB SO WP HB BK HLD
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Hitting Stats

G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
1950 22 Pirates 111 422 62 119 22 11 8 0 53 28 - 46 2 - 4 4 .282 .333 .443
1951 23 Pirates 149 600 80 167 27 12 16 1 89 42 - 41 1 - 4 9 .278 .330 .443
1952 24 Pirates 131 468 53 117 21 5 16 1 59 36 - 72 4 - 2 6 .250 .306 .419
1953 25 Redlegs 151 610 102 183 37 5 30 1 105 48 - 72 4 - 3 14 .300 .354 .525
1954 26 Redlegs 153 619 104 185 38 7 17 0 101 48 - 58 5 8 4 13 .299 .349 .465
1955 27 Redlegs 154 610 88 188 30 6 27 1 104 54 2 57 2 6 0 6 .308 .361 .510
1956 28 Redlegs 150 603 82 176 31 4 29 0 84 50 4 66 7 3 3 10 .292 .347 .501
1957 29 Redlegs 121 510 65 149 20 3 13 0 61 30 5 54 6 6 3 10 .292 .332 .420
1958 30 Redlegs 112 385 42 97 16 2 10 1 46 36 7 40 6 5 1 7 .252 .314 .382
1959 31 Reds 148 580 59 170 27 2 19 0 115 29 1 44 1 8 2 13 .293 .325 .445
1960 32 Reds 143 515 65 135 19 5 12 0 62 29 3 40 4 5 1 7 .262 .300 .388
1961 33 Reds 103 235 27 60 10 1 3 0 33 18 3 21 0 9 0 4 .255 .298 .345
1962 34 Mets 30 101 8 15 2 0 1 0 6 10 0 7 2 2 0 2 .149 .221 .198
1962 34 Braves 79 214 28 61 11 3 5 0 24 12 2 17 1 1 0 3 .285 .322 .435
1963 35 Braves 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
1964 36 Braves 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
G AB R H 2B 3B HR GRSL RBI BB IBB SO SH SF HBP GIDP AVG OBP SLG
15 Years 1,741 6,478 865 1,823 311 66 206 5 942 470 27 636 45 53 27 109 .281 .330 .445
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Fielding Stats

POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
1950 Pirates RF 104 103 2,697 218 2.1 213 203 10 5 3 n/a n/a n/a .977 2.13
1951 Pirates RF 145 145 3,845 289 2.0 285 267 18 4 4 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.00
1952 Pirates RF 123 118 3,131 216 1.8 210 202 8 6 2 n/a n/a n/a .972 1.81
1953 Redlegs CF 145 144 3,791 13,081 90.2 13,067 12,632 435 14 10 n/a n/a n/a .999 93.06
1953 Redlegs RF 7 6 174 74 10.6 72 58 14 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .973 11.17
1954 Redlegs CF 153 152 4,034 421 2.8 416 404 12 5 2 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.78
1955 Redlegs CF 154 154 4,073 377 2.4 372 367 5 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.47
1956 Redlegs CF 149 149 3,990 341 2.3 336 324 12 5 4 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.27
1957 Redlegs CF 121 120 3,264 320 2.6 316 309 7 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.61
1958 Redlegs CF 90 86 2,386 211 2.3 210 203 7 1 2 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.38
1958 Redlegs LF 17 15 377 35 2.1 35 35 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.51
1959 Reds LF 6 6 138 14 2.3 14 14 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.74
1959 Reds RF 141 131 3,567 268 1.9 267 258 9 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .996 2.02
1960 Reds CF 1 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1960 Reds LF 41 30 845 52 1.3 50 50 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .962 1.60
1960 Reds RF 97 92 2,417 206 2.1 205 192 13 1 1 n/a n/a n/a .995 2.29
1961 Reds CF 1 0 9 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1961 Reds LF 44 27 774 58 1.3 57 56 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .983 1.99
1961 Reds RF 34 27 749 52 1.5 52 52 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.87
1962 Braves CF 1 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1962 Braves LF 53 51 1,136 69 1.3 68 65 3 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.62
1962 Mets RF 26 24 654 47 1.8 46 39 7 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .979 1.90
1962 Braves RF 7 2 62 5 0.7 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.18
POS G GS OUTS TC TC/G CH PO A E DP PB CASB CACS FLD% RF
CF Totals 815 805 21,561 14,751 18.1 14,717 14,239 478 34 19 n/a n/a n/a .998 18.43
RF Totals 684 648 17,296 1,375 2.0 1,355 1,276 79 20 14 n/a n/a n/a .985 2.12
LF Totals 161 129 3,270 228 1.4 224 220 4 4 0 n/a n/a n/a .982 1.85
13 Years 1,660 1,582 42,127 16,354 9.9 16,296 15,735 561 58 33 n/a n/a n/a .996 10.44
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Miscellaneous Stats

SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
1950 Pirates 4 - - 7 0 n/a 52.8 9.2 8.0 - - -
1951 Pirates 1 4 .200 4 0 n/a 37.5 14.6 6.7 - - -
1952 Pirates 1 4 .200 9 0 n/a 29.3 6.5 7.9 - - -
1953 Redlegs 0 2 .000 1 0 n/a 20.3 8.5 5.8 - - -
1954 Redlegs 5 3 .625 1 0 n/a 36.4 10.7 6.1 - - -
1955 Redlegs 4 4 .500 0 0 n/a 22.6 10.7 5.9 - - -
1956 Redlegs 6 2 .750 1 0 n/a 20.8 9.1 7.2 - - -
1957 Redlegs 0 1 .000 0 0 n/a 39.2 9.4 8.4 - - -
1958 Redlegs 2 3 .400 8 0 n/a 38.5 9.6 8.4 - - -
1959 Reds 2 3 .400 6 0 n/a 30.5 13.2 5.0 - - -
1960 Reds 4 3 .571 16 0 n/a 42.9 12.9 8.3 - - -
1961 Reds 1 1 .500 39 0 n/a 78.3 11.2 7.1 - - -
1962 Mets 0 1 .000 5 0 n/a 101.0 14.4 16.8 - - -
1962 Braves 0 0 .000 24 0 n/a 42.8 12.6 8.9 - - -
1963 Braves 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 0.0 0.0 - - -
1964 Braves 0 0 .000 3 0 n/a 0.0 3.0 0.0 - - -
SB CS SB% PH PR DH AB/HR AB/K AB/RBI K/BB K/9 BB/9
15 Years 30 31 .492 127 0 n/a 31.4 10.2 6.9 - - -
Gus Bell

Gus Bell Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1950 Pittsburgh Pirates 21 , 18 Undetermined - -
1951 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 Undetermined - -
1952 Pittsburgh Pirates 18 , 7 Undetermined - -
1953 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined Stats -
1954 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined Stats -
1955 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined - -
1956 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined Stats -
1957 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined Stats -
1958 Cincinnati Redlegs 25 Undetermined - -
1959 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
1960 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - -
1961 Cincinnati Reds 25 Undetermined - Stats
1962 New York Mets 3 Undetermined - -
1962 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1963 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -
1964 Milwaukee Braves 20 Undetermined - -


On April 11, 1962 , Gus Bell stepped to the plate in the top of the second inning, faced off against Larry Jackson of the St. Louis Cardinals , and hit a line-drive single to center field - the first hit in New York Mets history history . Gus was also the first right fielder, the first base runner, and the first man left on base in Mets ' history!
New York Mets First Major League Game
New York Mets First Game | The Morning Herald (Uniontown, PA) | April 12, 1962 | Page 16

Did you know that Gus Bell, who was inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame in 1964 ( Link ), hit three home runs in a Cincinnati Reds game on July 21, 1955 , then one year later, on May 29, 1956 , he hit three home runs in Reds game a second time, making him the first Reds player in team history with two three-homer games?

Did you know that Gus Bell is the father of Buddy Bell who is the father of David Bell and Mike Bell ? The Bell family joined the " three generation club ", when David made his debut in 1995, which at the time only had one other family ( Ray Boone - Bob Boone - Bret Boone / Aaron Boone ).

Did you know that Gus Bell hit for the cycle on June 4, 1951 , the seventeenth by a Pittsburgh Pirate player, and when David Bell hit for the cycle on June 28, 2004 , the duo became the first grandfather-grandson each with a cycle ?

Did you know that Gus Bell took the field in the first Mets game ever (see box score and additional trivia up above), wearing #3 - the first player in Mets history to wear that uniform number? [ New York Mets Uniform Numbers ]

The 1961 expansion draft was held by Major League Baseball on October 10, 1961, to fill the rosters of the New York Mets and Houston Colt .45s ( Astros ), two new franchises that would enter the National League in the 1962 season. Gus Bell was the eighth player selected in the expansion draft overall, and the fourth by the Mets , behind Hobie Landrith (Pick #2), Elio Chacon (Pick #4), and Roger Craig (Pick #6).

Last-Modified: September 19, 2019 3:49 AM EST

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