Bell was 43 when Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier and unlike his contemporary Satchel Paige, did not get an opportunity to play in the majors, so most of the information about Cool Papa (badass nickname!) is second-hand and possibly apocryphal. But the legend is too badass to discount: Did he really score from first on a sac bunt? From second on a sacrifice fly? Did he steal two bases on one pitch? Could he really flip the switch off a light and be in bed under the covers before the light went out, as Paige claimed? Who cares! You get folks even making up stories as good as these, you can be on the list, too!
18. Cool Papa Bell