Gus Bell was a well-known power-hitter during the 1950s and as a member of the Cincinnati Reds made the NL All-Star team in 1953, 1954, 1956 and 1957. In his best season, 1953, Bell hit .300, 37 doubles, 5 triples, 30 home runs, scored 102 runs and rang-up 105 RBIs. From 1953 to 1957, he hit .300, .299, .308, .292, .292 and drove in 100 runs in four different years. On Sept. 21, 1955, he slugged three homers in a single game and drove in 8 runs. He lined 583 extra base hits in his stellar career. Gus Bell's career stats: .281 BA, .445 slg/pct in 6478 at bats, 311 Ds, 66 Ts, 206 Hrs, 942 RBIs. Although, he's now best remembered as baseball's first of three generations to play in the major league's (father of Buddy Bell and grandfather of Jay Bell),
Gus Bell was one of the baseball's most feared hitters and as an outfielder ranked high defensively all throughout the 1950s - and was admirably well-liked and is still fondly remembered as one of baseball's "good guys".