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The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues by Lonnie Wheeler

Here’s the scene: The crowd is buzzing in St. Louis after pitcher Ted Strong surprised everybody in Stars Park by doubling to lead off the bottom of the 3rd inning. On the very next pitch, James “Cool Papa” Bell rips a ball down the right field line. The fastest man in baseball history races aroundContinue reading “The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell: Speed, Grace, and the Negro Leagues by Lonnie Wheeler”

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