A History of Athlete Name Changes

James Thomas Nichols to James "Cool Papa" Bell

Sport: Baseball
Year: N/A

There's speed, and then there's the stories of how fast "Cool Papa" Bell was. Word is he could score from second base on a sacrifice fly and that he could go from first to third on a bunt. Bell got his nickname "Cool Papa" for his play on the field, but we wonder if it may have had something to do with his off the field play, too. What, you thought groupies were 21st century? Nah, son.

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