Ray VanCleef (his last name is sometimes spelled Van Cleef) was an outfielder who is most notable for winning the 1950 College World Series Most Outstanding Player award while a junior at Rutgers University. He was an All-American that season and in 1951 as well. He is also in the Rutgers University Baseball Hall of Fame. He is the only person from Rutgers to ever win the award.
He played only one professional season, never reaching the big leagues. In 1952, his batting average was .187 in 25 games for the Williamsport Tigers. He had 27 walks and 20 runs in 25 games. He fielded .961 and had 3 assists in the outfield.