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Maurice Van Robays

Maurice Rene Van Robays (Bomber)

Position: Leftfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: November 15, 1914 in Detroit, MI (All Transactions)
Debut: September 7, 1939 (Age 24.296)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1940 season [*]
Team: Pirates 1939-1946

Final Game: September 22, 1946 (Age 31.311)
Died: March 1, 1965 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI
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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
1939 PIT NL 24 LF 25 24 24 37 33 1 3 0 .919 1.36 .974 2.16
1939 PIT NL 24 OF 25 24 24 37 33 1 3 0 .919 1.36 .975 2.32
1939 PIT NL 24 3B 1 1 1 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 5.00 .942 3.00
1940 PIT NL 25 OF 143 142 135 297 276 10 11 3 .963 2.00 .977 2.32 MVP-24
1940 PIT NL 25 LF 136 135 128 278 258 11 9 3 .968 1.98 .974 2.26 MVP-24
1940 PIT NL 25 RF 6 6 6 16 14 0 2 0 .875 2.33 .973 2.02 MVP-24
1940 PIT NL 25 1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 10.50 MVP-24
1940 PIT NL 25 CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.70 MVP-24
1941 PIT NL 26 LF 121 118 114 306 289 9 8 3 .974 2.46 .976 2.32
1941 PIT NL 26 OF 121 118 114 309 292 9 8 3 .974 2.49 .975 2.31
1942 PIT NL 27 OF 84 83 76 208 199 6 3 3 .986 2.44 .981 2.34
1942 PIT NL 27 LF 83 82 76 205 196 6 3 3 .985 2.43 .983 2.30
1942 PIT NL 27 RF 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 .980 2.10
1943 PIT NL 28 OF 60 60 40 133 120 5 8 1 .940 2.08 .977 2.41
1943 PIT NL 28 RF 45 45 30 95 88 5 2 1 .979 2.07 .976 2.21
1943 PIT NL 28 LF 15 15 10 36 29 0 7 0 .806 1.93 .977 2.23
1946 PIT NL 31 OF 37 33 19 66 62 1 3 0 .955 1.70 .977 2.39
1946 PIT NL 31 LF 22 21 11 41 38 0 3 0 .927 1.73 .975 2.25
1946 PIT NL 31 RF 14 12 8 24 24 0 0 0 1.000 1.71 .976 2.08
1946 PIT NL 31 1B 2 1 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 4.50 .991 10.00
6 Seasons OF 470 460 408 1050 982 32 36 10 .966 2.16 .977 2.34
6 Seasons LF 402 395 363 903 843 27 33 9 .963 2.16 .977 2.28
4 Seasons RF 66 64 44 136 127 5 4 1 .971 2.00 .976 2.16
2 Seasons 1B 3 1 1 9 8 1 0 0 1.000 3.00 .991 10.17
1 Season CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.70
1 Season 3B 1 1 1 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 5.00 .942 3.00
6 Seasons TOT 474 462 410 1064 993 35 36 11 .966 2.17 .977 2.39
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1939 PIT NL 24 LF
1939 PIT NL 24 3B
1940 PIT NL 25 LF
1940 PIT NL 25 RF
1940 PIT NL 25 1B
1940 PIT NL 25 CF
1941 PIT NL 26 LF
1942 PIT NL 27 LF
1942 PIT NL 27 RF
1943 PIT NL 28 RF
1943 PIT NL 28 LF
1946 PIT NL 31 LF
1946 PIT NL 31 RF
1946 PIT NL 31 1B
6 Seasons LF
4 Seasons RF
2 Seasons 1B
1 Season CF
1 Season 3B
6 Seasons TOT

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1939 PIT NL 24 27 25 27 26 0 0 0 0 1 0 25 0 0 25 0 1 0
1940 PIT NL 25 145 142 145 143 0 0 1 0 0 0 136 1 6 143 0 3 0
1941 PIT NL 26 129 118 129 121 0 0 0 0 0 0 121 0 0 121 0 8 0
1942 PIT NL 27 100 83 100 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 0 1 84 0 16 0
1943 PIT NL 28 69 60 69 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 45 60 0 9 0
1946 PIT NL 31 59 34 59 37 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 14 35 0 21 1
6 Seasons 529 462 529 471 0 0 3 0 1 0 402 1 66 468 0 58 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1940 PIT NL 25 2 0 2 0 1 5 0 1 0 3 2 2 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 4 4 0 16 8 50.0% 6 2 12.5% 3 1422 62% 87% 28% 85 80%
1941 PIT NL 26 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 12 6 1 8 1 0 2 1 0 8 0 1 14 12 1 44 20 45.5% 21 3 6.8% 1 1461 61% 85% 31% 136 72%
1942 PIT NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 6 4 0 2 2 0 6 1 0 7 6 0 27 19 70.4% 8 0 0.0% 0 1268 54% 88% 32% 107 66%
1943 PIT NL 28 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 59% 90% 24% 3 67%
1946 PIT NL 31 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 10 7 70.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 333 62% 84% 35% 36 50%
5 Seasons 5 0 3 2 2 9 0 2 0 5 24 17 1 21 9 0 6 3 0 19 1 3 27 24 1 97 54 55.7% 38 5 5.2% 4 4535 59% 86% 31% 367 70%
MLB Averages 58.1% 2.8% 61% 84% 30% 61%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
1943 PIT NL 28 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 2 2 0 10 4 40.0% 6 0 0.0% 1 470 61% 90% 30% 48 69%
1946 PIT NL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 2 33.3% 4 0 0.0% 0 197 62% 89% 32% 23 65%
2 Seasons 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 3 3 0 16 6 37.5% 10 0 0.0% 1 667 61% 90% 31% 71 68%
MLB Averages 43.2% 3.6% 61% 84% 30% 62%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
1946 PIT NL 31 42 55% 88% 26% 4 100% 0 8 2 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Season 42 55% 88% 26% 4 100% 0 8 2 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 61% 84% 27% 93% 85%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1940 NL (24, 2%)
0.02 Career Shares (1415th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  136 (3rd)
1941 NL  121 (4th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  258 (3rd)
1941 NL  289 (2nd)
1942 NL  196 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  11 (2nd)
1941 NL  9 (4th)
1942 NL  6 (4th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  9 (2nd)
1941 NL  8 (2nd)
1942 NL  3 (4th)
1943 NL  7 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  3 (2nd)
1941 NL  3 (1st)
1942 NL  3 (1st)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
1940 NL  143 (3rd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
1940 NL  11 (3rd)
1943 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
1940 NL  3 (5th)
1941 NL  3 (4th)
1942 NL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1941 NL  2.46 (2nd)
1942 NL  2.43 (1st)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
1940 NL  .968 (3rd)
1941 NL  .974 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
1942 NL  2.44 (4th)

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Name and misspellings: Maurice Bomber Maurice Rene Van Robays

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