Ep. 306 - Comparing the careers of Cool Papa Bell vs. Rickey Henderson

Almost Cooperstown

May 5 2022 • 22 mins


We asked Adam Korengold who joined us for Episode 302 on the Negro Leagues, to help us compare the very excellent careers of Negro Leagues star 'Cool' Papa Bell and the greatest base stealer in MLB history Rickey Henderson. Using data visualization maps Adam was able to compare their performances against that of their peers.  Rickey's overall numbers are historic and unmatched. But Cool Papa also dominated his competition.   So how did it turn out? You'd have to listen to find out!

Makes us think we might do Babe Ruth vs. Barry Bonds at a future date.

Below is the link to Adam Korengold's Tableau which depicts the data discussed.

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/adam.s.korengold/viz/CoolPapaBellvsRickeyHenderson/CoolPapaBellandRickeyHendersonSpeedstersAlike

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