Dave Gus Bell - 1951 Bowman

David Russell “Gus” Bell, Jr. (1928-1995) was the first right fielder in the history of the New York Mets organization and was the first base runner in franchise history reaching base in the second inning their inaugural game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gus played the outfield for 15 years in the Major Leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1950-1952), the Cincinnati Reds (1953-1961), the New York Mets (1962) and the Milwaukee Braves (1962-1964). During his career, he led the National League in triple (12) in 1951, in games played in 1955 and earned four NL All-Star Game appearances. Bell’s best seasons came in 1953 when he batted .300 with 30 home runs and 1955 batting .308 with 27 home runs. Gus Bell finished his career with a .281 batting average, 1,823 hits including 311 doubles and 206 home runs, 865 runs and 942 RBI. He also posted a .985 fielding percentage and appeared in the 1961 World Series loss to the New York Yankees. Gus Bell is the patriarch of the Bell family that includes MLB third baseman son, Buddy, and grandsons David and Mike.



Condition Census (Explain)

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
1 MINT 9
2 NM-MT 8 (57)

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