Roberto De Boey

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Roberto De Boey played for the Mortsel Stars in Belgium's First Division and for the Belgian national team. The first year for which stats are available online (as of 5/8/2023) is 1988; he was 1 for 2 with two walks for the Stars, so it conceivably was his rookie year. He hit .154/.214/.154 in 1989 and .293/.339/.328 in 1990. In '91, he batted .330/.459/.433 with 18 steals in 23 tries. He tied Frank Van Droogenbroeck for second in steals, five behind Rudi Brouwers. He batted .414/.481/.557 during 1992 and went 15-for-17 in steal attempts. He was second to Roger De Saedeleer in steals. In a hitters' league, he did not make the top ten in average.

He fell to .274/.333/.379 in 1993 but still tied for 7th in steals (12 for 13). He joined Belgium for the 1993 European Championship, going 2 for 9 with a double, a walk and two steals. He struggled at .183/.253/.289 in '94 then rebounded to .288/.346/.394 the next year, with 13 steals in 15 tries. He tied Lukas Van Der Linden for 5th in steals. In '96, he hit .337/.420/.522 and was 9-for-9 in steals. He tied for 8th in steals. De Boey hit .222/.329/.238 in 1997. The next season, he batted .301/.443/.418 and was hit by 11 pitches, second in the circuit. In 1999, he produced at a .300/.423/.363 clip.

Mortsel won the pennant in 2000, when he hit .413/.505/.575 and stole 15 bases without being caught. He tied Randy Giorgiadis for second in swipes. In '01, he slumped to .234/.294/.325 then rebounded the next year to .315/.407/.391 and was 12-for-12 in steals, tied for 7th in the league in bases pilfered. He was 10 for 17 with a double and 3 triples in reduced time in 2003 then was 0 for 1 in '06 to end his career.

He is the father of Robbe De Boey.