Bart Verhoeven

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Biographical Information[edit]

Bart Verhoeven played in the First Division and for the Belgian national team.

He debuted for the 1990 Hoboken Pioneers, going 4 for 23 with a double, five walks, two runs and five RBI; he allowed six earned runs in two innings. In '93, he went 6 for 28 with a double, 3 walks, 5 runs and 8 RBI and surrendered seven earned runs in two innings. He moved to the Antwerp Eagles in 1994 and became a regular, hitting .229/.270/.414 and fielding .930 (he had more putouts than at-bats and few double plays, so was presumably a catcher). He had a 1-9, 7.17 record. He tied for the league lead in losses, led in runs allowed and was second to Frank Mathijs in hits allowed.

The southpaw improved to 6-5, 6.41 in 1995 while batting .242/.309/.613. He tied for 6th in wins; his ERA was not terrible in a hitter-happy loop (nor was his slugging exceptional). In '96, he was 2-2, again with a 6.41 ERA. He hit .310/.394/.500 and fielded .972. In 1997, he fielded .983, batted .354/.433/.570 and fell to 0-8, 11.86. He tied for the most losses for the second time in four years.

Verhoeven homered 10 times in 90 AB in 1998 and batted .356/.402/.778. He had a 4-1, 5.84 record. He was near the top 10 in slugging but did not play enough to qualify. In '99, he switched to Hoboken again, going 1-1 with a 9.17 ERA and batting .393/.486/.643. Despite his high ERA, he pitched for Belgium in the 1999 European Championship as did another Verhoeven, Dave Verhoeven. He allowed five hits, two walks and six runs (two earned) in two innings in the round-robin phase. He returned briefly to Antwerp in 2006, giving up five unearned runs in 1 1/3 IP to finish at 14-26.

Source: Belgian Baseball Federation