Inducted into the SBSF Hall Of Fame
Benitez finished the season with one homer, keeping his streak of nine consecutive seasons with a homer alive (second only to Landis' streak of 12 seasons from 1993 through 2004).
Benitez, who was sidelined for the final 10 games of the season because of a fractured right ankle, is the only Challenger with 600 and more at bats without a triple. He is tripleless in 852 career at bats with the Challengers.
Benitez went 2-for-4 against the Lausanne Indians, raising his team-leading batting average to .463.
Benitez' homer against the Lausanne Indians was his first since September 3, 2005."
Benitez stole his team-leading sixth base against the Wil Devils. He moved passed Kurt Vogt into sole possesion of third place with 152 steals.
Benitez was the only Challenger with more than one hit, going 2-for-3 including a double in the fifth inning against the Reussbuhl Eagles.
Benitez' stolen base in the third inning of Game 2 against the Zurich Barracudas was his 150th with the Challengers' organization (4th alltime).
Benitez' strike out in the fifth inning of Game 2 against the Zurich Barracudas was his 150th of his NLA-career with the Challengers.
Benitez grounded out to shortstop in the second inning of Game 2 against the Sissach Frogs in his 800th NLA at-bat with the Challengers.
Benitez set a new career-high by collecting seven two-out-RBI's in Game 2 against the Sissach Frogs.
Benitez' single against the Jona Bandits gives him 544 career total bases, tying him with Jose Valdez for 2nd place alltime.
Benitez has tied Manny Marchant for fourth place on the all-time list for homers by hitting one in the third inning of Game 2 against the Zurich Barracudas for his 44th career homer with the Challengers.
Benitez went hitless in seven at-bats against the Sissach Frogs, and is hitting .341 lifetime against them, his worst average against any NLA-team.
Benitez collected his 300th hit in the NLA with the Challengers as he doubled off Stefan Koller in the sixth inning of Game 4 of the Finals against the Therwil Flyers.
Benitez hit his last grand slam on September 28, 2002 against the Therwil Flyers.
Benitez struck out in his 700th at-bat of his career in the ninth inning against the Barracudas.
Benitez now has 115 walks and 115 strikeouts in his seven NLA-seasons with the Challengers.
Benitez was the only Challenger with more than one hit against the Bern Cardinals, going 2-for-4 with a double and a single.
Benitez scored his 300th run with the Challengers as he crossed the plate in the seventh inning against the Zürich Barracudas.
Benitez scored two runs against the Geneva Dragons, tying Enrico Zingg with 298 career runs for second on the alltime list. He also doubled in the first inning, giving him 501 total bases with the Challengers.
Benitez collected his 200th RBI with the Challengers by drawing a bases-loaded walk in the fourth inning against the Reussbühl Eagles.
Benitez was walked for the 100th time in the NLA in the third inning against the Bern Cardinals.
Benitez struck out three times for already the second time this season. He leads the team with 17 whiffs, seven ahead of second-placed Patrick Zöllig.
Benitez ended his 16-game hitting streak as he went 0-for-2 with three walks against the Zürich Barracudas.
Benitez stole five bases against the Bern Cardinals to tie the franchise high for stolen bases in a game, last accomplished by Bregy on July 29, 2001. He also extended his hitting streak to a team-leading 16 this season.
Benitez struck out in the fourth inning against the Therwil Flyers in his 600th at-bat with the Challengers.
Benitez' single in the second inning against the Embrach Rainbows was his 250th hit of his career with the Challengers.
Benitez set a new personal best with 26 walks in 2002 - the second-highest total in Challenger history - , but also struck out a career-high 20 times. With 240 career hits, he moved into third place on the Challengers' all-time list behind Landis (439) and Valdez (252).
Benitez' single in the fourth inning against the Sissach Frogs - his only hit in the doubleheader - was his 400th total base with the Challengers in the NLA.
Benitez collected his 150th RBI in a Challenger uniform with his two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Reussbühl Eagles.
Benitez' stolen base in the fourth inning against the Reussbühl Eagles was his 100th with the Challengers.
Benitez doubled against the Bern Cardinals in his 450th at-bat with the Challengers.
Benitez' single in the second inning against the Zurich Barracudas was his 200th NLA-hit in a Challengers uniform.
Benitez scored his 200th run in a Challenger uniform on Jose Vazquez' RBI-single in the fourth inning against the Zurich Barracudas.
Benitez popped out to first in the third inning against the Reussbuhl Eagles in his 400th NLA at-bat with the Challengers.
Benitez struck out for the 50th time in 380 NLA at-bats with the Challengers in the top of the sixth inning against the Therwil Flyers.
Benitez received his 50th walk of his NLA-career with the Challengers.
Benitez' homer in the 7th inning against the Reussbuhl Eagles was his 30th in his fourth season with the Challengers.