Buddy Bell played baseball for eighteen years in the major leagues with the Cleveland Indians, the Texas Rangers, and the Cincinnati Reds, and was a five-time American League All-Star. After his playing days, he managed the Detroit Tigers and the Colorado Rockies. He is currently on the Indians coaching staff. Buddy's father, Gus Bell, was a National League All-Star with the Reds for fifteen years. Buddy's sons, David (currently with the Phillies), Mike, and Rick are all involved in professional baseball.