Leslie Segers

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Leslie Segers played in the First Division and for the Belgian national team.

The earliest Belgian stats available online (as of 12/8/2020) are for the 1988 season. That year, he hit .325/.364/.400 for the Antwerp Royal Greys. In '89, he batted .369/.457/.532 for the champs. His 12 doubles tied Roger De Saedeleer for 5th in the league. The next year, he hit .359/.542/.436 as a part-timer and Antwerp repeated. Back in a regular role by 1991, he hit .357/.489/.543. He followed with a .368/.467/.500 campaign. In '93, he was better yet - .400/.518/.700. He was 8th in the league with 37 runs, tied De Saedeleer and Rudi Brouwers for 4th in doubles (11), tied for 10th with four homers and was 10th in slugging.

With the Belgian national team, he was 1 for 4 with 7 walks and 2 runs, backing up Joeri Loykens in left field in the 1993 European Championship. Despite his backup role, he managed to tie Arnaud Fau, Calle Skogkvist and Bob van Aalen for 10th in walks. He was 10 for 25 with 10 walks and 15 runs for the 1994 Greys. In '95, he posted a .250/.458/.357 batting line with 30 walks in 120 plate appearances, scoring 34 runs. He led the league in walks, two ahead of Brouwers. He was 1 for 3 with 3 walks, a run and a RBI in the 1995 European Championship, backing up Peter Stroobants in left. Belgium won the Bronze Medal.

In 1996, he batted .460/.595/.587 for Antwerp. He tied Oswald Boermans for 7th in batting average. Moving to the Brasschaat Braves, he hit .360/.424/.507 in 1997 and played on (at least) his third titlist. He was with Belgium for the 1997 European Championship. In '98, he scored 57 runs and drew 37 walks for Brasschaat, stealing 10 bases in 11 tries and batting .398/.546/.558. He tied Daniel De Sutter for second in free passes.

Segers won another pennant with Brasschaat in 1999. He hit .400/.457/.500. He batted .105/.227/.105 as Belgium's main left fielder in the 1999 European Championship, fielding .909 with one assist. In 2000, he returned to Antwerp and hit .411/.506/.562. He finished up the next year, batting .289/.396/.311, still displaying excellent ability to draw walks.

He later was a team official with the Braves.

Sources: International baseball statistician Harry Wedemeijer, Belgian Baseball Federation