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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 1940 [*]
Team: Pirates 1939-1946

Final Game: September 22, 1946 (Age 31)
Died: March 1, 1965 in Detroit, MI
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, MI
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1939 24 PIT NL 27 112 105 13 33 9 0 2 16 0 6 10 .314 .351 .457 .808 117 48 3 0 1 7O/5
1940 25 PIT NL 145 609 572 82 156 27 7 11 116 2 33 58 .273 .316 .402 .718 98 230 16 3 1 *O7/938 MVP-24
1941 26 PIT NL 129 504 457 62 129 23 5 4 78 0 41 29 .282 .343 .381 .723 104 174 18 1 5 *7O
1942 27 PIT NL 100 362 328 29 76 13 5 1 46 0 30 24 .232 .298 .311 .609 76 102 10 1 3 O7/9
1943 28 PIT NL 69 260 236 32 68 17 7 1 35 0 18 19 .288 .344 .432 .776 120 102 7 2 5 O97
1946 31 PIT NL 59 160 146 14 31 5 3 1 12 0 11 15 .212 .272 .308 .580 62 45 6 1 4 O79/3
6 Yrs 529 2007 1844 232 493 94 27 20 303 2 139 155 .267 .321 .380 .702 97 701 60 8 19
162 Game Avg. 162 615 565 71 151 29 8 6 93 1 43 47 .267 .321 .380 .702 97 215 18 2 6

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1939 24 PIT NL 27 112 2 0 0 -4 -1 -3 -0.3 4 1 0.1 .490 .498 0.5 -0.5 5 7O/5
1940 25 PIT NL 145 609 -3 0 0 -8 -7 -17 -1.9 21 4 0.3 .488 .489 1.2 -1.6 12 *O7/938 MVP-24
1941 26 PIT NL 129 504 3 1 0 4 -6 2 0.1 17 19 1.9 .501 .501 1.5 -0.2 15 *7O
1942 27 PIT NL 100 362 -9 0 0 2 -4 -11 -1.3 12 1 -0.1 .487 .492 -0.3 -0.3 -1 O7/9
1943 28 PIT NL 69 260 5 0 0 0 -3 2 0.3 8 11 1.1 .504 .502 1.1 -0.3 11 O97
1946 31 PIT NL 59 160 -7 0 0 -3 -2 -12 -1.4 6 -6 -0.8 .477 .492 -0.4 -0.5 -3 O79/3
6 Seasons 529 2007 -9 2 0 -9 -22 -38 -4.6 67 29 2.5 .492 .495 3.5 -3.5 38

Standard Fielding

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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 3B 1 1 1 5 3 2 0 1 1.000 5.00 .942 3.00
1 Season CF 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 .980 2.70
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.
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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)

At Bats s c a p y
1940 NL  572 (7th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
1940 NL  116 (3rd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1940 NL  58 (10th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
1940 NL  16 (5th)
1941 NL  18 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
1940 NL  433 (3rd)

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)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 5 (1831), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1813), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 5 (2247), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (381st), 2.5 career WAR/2.5 7yr-peak WAR/2.5 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Maurice Bomber Maurice Rene Van Robays

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