Verhoeven pitched for four seasons in the big leagues, going 3-8 with a 3.79 ERA in 99 games. He came up with the California Angels in 1976 and pitched in 21 games, picking up his four career saves that season. Verhoeven made nine total appearances for the Angels and Chicago White Sox in 1977 then spent the next two years in the minors. He came back up with the Minnesota Twins in 1980 and pitched in 44 games, going 3-4 with a 3.97 ERA. He pitched in 25 more games for Minnesota in 1981 but spent 1982 in the minors and retired after that.
Verhoeven’s debut came on July 6, 1976 at Anaheim Stadium against Cleveland. He entered the game with two outs in the sixth inning and finished the game for California. He gave up three hits and a run in 3 and 1/3 innings. He did not factor into the decision as the Angels lost to the Indians.
Following his playing career, Verhoeven was the baseball coach at Biola University.
John Verhoeven – career stats