David Bell #25

  • 3B
  • B/T: R/R
  • 5' 11"/185

David Bell MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.257 123 589 19 .716

David Bell Bio

  • Full Name: David Michael Bell
  • Born: 9/14/1972 in Cincinnati, OH
  • Draft: 1990, Cleveland Indians, 7th rd. (185th overall)
  • High School: Archbishop Moeller, Cincinnati, OH
  • Debut: 5/3/1995
  • Last Game: 10/1/2006
  • Relationship(s): grandson of Gus Bell, son of Buddy Bell, brother of Mike Bell, brother of Ricky Bell
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
MLB Career Stats 4826 587 1239 123 589 19 .257 .320 .716

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Awards

David Bell Awards

Giants Willie McCovey Award

Year Team League
2002 San Francisco NL

Mariners Unsung Hero Award

Year Team League
1999 Seattle AL

David Bell Leaderboards

Games Played

Season G Rank
1999 157 13th in AL
2002 154 19th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
1999 597 17th in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
1999 667 24th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2000 6 25th in AL
2002 9 18th in NL

David Michael Bell Bio Info

David Michael Bell...Married Kristi Kimener (11/27/99)...1990 graduate of Moeller High School (OH), where he helped lead school to 1989 state title...Was a member of Mickey Mantle (1988) and Connie Mack (1989) World Series winners...Son of former 3rd baseman Buddy Bell and grandson of former outfielder Gus Bell...Brothers, Mike and Rick, also play professionally. 2006 Acquired from Philadelphia on 7/28 in exchange for RHP Wilfrido Laureano. ... Batted .256 (46-180) with four homers and 29 RBIs in 53 games with the Brewers. ... Hit safely in nine of his last 10 games (14-37, .378, 2hr, 12rbi). 2005 Smacked his first career grand slam, Sept. 2 vs. Washington. ... Recorded his 1,000th career hit on May 19 vs. St. Louis. ... Batted .400 vs. LHP, .199 vs. righties. 2004 Reached career highs in average (.291) and doubles (33); fell 1 shy of career high in RBI (77) and walks (57)...Became 8th player in Phillies history to hit for the cycle and 1st since Gregg Jefferies in 1995 on 6/28 vs MTL (2B, BB, HR, 1B, 3B), setting a career high with 6 RBI...His grandfather, Gus Bell, did it for PIT on 4/21/51 at Shibe Park, making them the first grandfather-grandson tandem in history to hit for the cycle...Homered in 3 straight games, 6/27-29, for the 3rd time in his career (other 2 times were in May 1999)...Missed 8 games in August with back spasms, 8/9-16...Hit in a season-high 10 straight, 8/17-27, .415 (17- 41), 9 RBI...Tied his career high with 2 HR, 9/11 at NYM, including game-winner in 13th inning; 1st multi-HR game as Phillie...Hit .297 (41-138), 57 RBI with RISP...Finished tied for 7th in NL with .326 avg on road...Hit .400 (38- 95), 8 2B, 4 HR, 16 RBI in his final 25 road games...From the 7th inning on, hit .358 (62-173), 7 HR, 30 RBI. 2003 Tied his career high with 3 runs scored twice in the 1st month of the season, 3/31 at FLA (Opening Day) and 4/12 at CIN ... Scored 13 runs in his first 10 games of season and hit safely in 9 of those games ... Was the first Phillie to homer in 2003, 4/3 at FLA (Mark Redman) ... Missed 3 games with back spasms, 4/6-9 ... Had a season-best 11-game hit streak, 5/13-24 (.368, 14-38, 5 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 7 BB) ... Tied his career high with 4 RBI, 6/14 at CIN ... Placed on 15-day DL, 7/11, with a lower back and hip strain ... Activated 9/23 and started 2 games (9/23 and 9/25 at FLA) before shutting down for remainder of season... Overall, made 81 starts at 3rd base and 3 at 2nd base. 2002 Recipient of SF's annual Willie McCovey Award, an honor bestowed by vote of teammates, coaches and training staff for the most inspirational player on club . . . Led team with 154 games . . . Ranked 3rd among NL 3rd basemen with .973 fielding % . . . His 20 HR were 1 shy of career high set in 1999 . . . Began season as SF's Opening Day 2nd baseman due to Jeff Kent's injury . . . Went 2-for-3, 2 R, HR, BB, RBI in season opener, 4/2 at LA . . . Hit 1st career leadoff HR, 5/10 at MTL . . . Batted safely in 38 of final 52 games (.305, 53-174, 112B, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 22 R) . . . Hit .317 with RISP . . . Started at all 4 infield positions . . . Overall, made 128 starts at 3B, 10 at 2B, 3 at SS and 2 at 1B . . . Appeared in post-season for 3rd consecutive season. 2001 Ranked 4th among AL 3rd basemen with .961 fielding % and finished 5th with 363 total chances . . . Had a career-high 4 RBI, 5/9 at BOS . . . Had 4 straight multi-hit games, 8/12-16 (.600, 9-15) . . . Set club record with 8 hits over two-game span, 8/22 (5 H) and 8/23 (3 H) . . . Set career-high and tied club mark with 5 hits, 8/22 vs DET (fell triple short of cycle) . . . Started at 1st base, 8/23 vs DET, and collected 1st career multi-HR game; was 3-for-4 with 2 solo HR . . . Missed 13 games, 9/10-10/4, with strained muscle in his ribcage. 2000 Began season as club's starting 2nd baseman before moving to 3rd base after injury to Carlos Guillen . . . Made 122 starts on season (81 at 3B, 40 at 2B and 1 at 1B) . . . Club was 24 games over .500 in his starts (73-49) . . . Hit just .171 in April (12-79), but rebounded to hit .260 rest of way . . . Made 1st career appearance at shortstop, 6/30 vs TEX, starting at 3rd before moving to shortstop late in game . . . Played all 4 infield positions, including a start at 1st base, 9/2 at BOS . . . Hit solo HR to lead off 7th inning to break 2-2 tie in SEA's wild card-clinching 5-3 win, 10/1 at ANA . . . Hit .313 (5-16), 10 RBI with bases loaded. 1999 Combined with Alex Rodriguez to set ML record for HR's by middle-infield combination with 62 . . . Hit career-best 21 HR and drove in 78 runs, setting SEA club records for HR and RBI by a 2nd baseman . . . Was among toughest players in AL to double-up, grounding into just 7 double plays . . . Stepped into starting 2nd baseman position when Carlos Guillen moved to shortstop after Alex Rodriguez went on 15-day DL, 4/9 . . . Had club's 2nd-highest games played total (Ken Griffey, Jr. led with 160) and was 3rd in hits (Griffey, 173; Edgar Martinez, 169) . . . Homered in 3 straight games twice (5/2-5, 5/12-15) . . . Slugged 3 doubles in Inaugural Game at SAFECO Field, 7/15 vs SD . . . Made 2 starts at 1st base . . . Batted leadoff in 38 games . . . Was named Unsung Hero by SEA Chapter of BBWAA. 1998 Began season with STL . . . Claimed off waivers by CLE, 4/14 . . . Hit 1st career inside-the-park HR, 4/15 vs SEA (Randy Johnson) in 1st at-bat with CLE . . . Tied career high with 4 hits, 8/7 at TB . . . Traded to SEA, 8/31 . . . Made 16 starts for SEA (13 at 2B, 2 at 1B and 1 at 3B) and also appeared in LF . . . Hit safely in 17 of 20 games with SEA in which he had plate appearance, including career-best 12 straight games to end season . . . Made only 1 error at 2nd base. 1997 Began season with STL . . . Made 34 starts for STL (13 at 2B, 12 at 3B and 9 at SS) . . . Placed on DL, 4/29-6/30, with a fractured finger on left hand . . . Had 2 rehab stints with Louisville (6 G) and Arkansas (AA, 9 G) . . . Collected 15 of his 30 ML hits during August, batting .319 (15-for-47). 1996 Began season with STL . . . Made 45 appearances at 3B and 20 at 2B . . . Committed only 1 error in 78 TC at 2B . . . Hit only HR of season, 4/13 vs PHI . . . Optioned to Louisville, 7/12 . . . Recalled on 9/2 and appeared in 5 games for STL. 1995 Began season with Buffalo (AAA) . . . Made ML debut with CLE, 5/3 vs DET . . . Went hitless in 2 AB before being optioned back to Buffalo . . . Traded to STL, 7/27 . . . Appeared in 18 games for Louisville (AAA) before being recalled to STL . . . 1st ML hit was a double, 8/19 vs ATL (Brad Clontz) . . . Hit 1st ML home run, 8/30 at CIN. 1994 Played for Charlotte (AAA) . . . His 88 RBI were 3rd-most in International League and 2nd-most in CLE farm system . . . Finished 5th in IL in hits (141) and had the best fielding % among the league's 3rd basemen (.950) . . . Named IL's Best Defensive 3rd baseman by Baseball America. 1993 Spent entire season with Canton (AA) . . . At 20 years old, was the youngest player in Eastern League . . . Finished 4th in EL in hits (141) . . . Led club in games (134) . . . Named EL Player of the Week, 6/28-7/4 . . . Had a 16-game hit streak, 6/7-7/13 . . . Rated 10th-best prospect in EL by Baseball America. 1992 Led Kinston (A) in games (123) and at-bats (464). 1991 Spent season with Columbus (A) . . . Led South Atlantic League 3rd basemen in assists (268), total chances (398) and games (136) . . . 3rd-hardest player to strike out in SAL (1 SO/10.68 AB). 1990 Began pro career with Gulf Coast Indians (R) . . . Hit safely in first 10 pro games . . . Promoted to Burlington (A).