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Ralph Bell
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Sunday, 10 June 2012 12:47

Ralph Albert Bell pitched for the Chicago White Sox in 1912.  He also enjoyed a minor league career with teams in the midwest - Pittsburg KS, Springfield IL, Joplin MO, Burlington IA, St. Joseph MO, Winona MN and Fargo-Moorhead.  Ralph is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk IA.  His and websites indicate that he was born November 6, 1890, in Kahoka MO.

Ralph's granddaughter, Vicki Boyer, has e-mailed the Field of Dreams chapter, indicating that his correct birthdate is November 16, 1890, which is what is inscribed on his gravestone - see picture on the Field of Dreams website under Iowa Baseball Gravesites.  Vicki stated that her grandfather was born at Argyle IA which is in southeast Iowa's Lee County near Keokuk.  She stated the family moved around between Iowa, Missouri and Illinois but that Ralph was born in Iowa.

Many thanks to Vicki for her correction to her grandfather's biographical information!

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 June 2012 18:57

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