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On March 7, 1991, Hall of Famer James “Cool Papa” Bell dies at the age of 87. An outfielder with blazing speed, Bell played in the Negro Leagues from 1922 to 1946. Bell entered the Hall of Fame in 1974, joining fellow Negro Leagues stars Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard, and Monte Irvin in Cooperstown.