Arthur Weyenberg

From BR Bullpen

Arthur Weyenberg was on the Belgian national team that won Bronze in the 1977 European Championship. [1] Playing for Luchtbal in 1977, he led the Belgian First Division in both ERA (1.27) and batting average (.520). He nearly set the batting record as Antoine Brouwers' .552 in 1958 was the only higher mark. [2] He had a 5-0, 1.09 record the next year, his playing time limited as his job in the fire department kept him from practicing regularly with the team and Luchtbal only let players play who could attend practices. As a result, he moved to the Berchem Stars for 1979. [3] When Berchem won the title in 1980, ending Luchtbal's 9-year reign, Weyenberg led with a 1.51 ERA, his sixth ERA title in seven years, missing out only when he did not qualify in 1978. [4] He is a member of the Belgian Baseball Hall of Fame. [5]