#33 Burger, Thomas

Burger, Thomas
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 181 cm
Weight: 73 kg

Born: 14.10.1986 in Zurich, CH
Age: 37


Burger's fly out in the eighth inning against the Lucerne Eagles was his 400th at-bat in the NLA.


The game against the Bern Cardinals was Burger's fourth game in a row collecting two hits, raising his batting average from .091 to .286 in the process.


Burger played his 200th game in the NLA.


Burger hit a run-scoring ground out in the fourth inning against the Wil Devils in his 400th plate appearance in the NLA.


Burger set new career-highs for batting average (.333), on-base percentage (.432), slugging percentage (.400) and OPS (.832).


Burger struck out in the fifth inning against the Lucerne Eagles in what was his 300th at-bat in the NLA. Burger also struck out in the 6th inning for the franchise's 5'000th strikeout.


Burger set new career-highs for at-bats (60), runs scored (14), hits (15), total bases (15), RBIs (8), walks (11), strikeouts (15), batting average (.250) and on-base percentage (.355).


Burger's strikeout in the eighth inning against the Zurich Barracudas was his 100th in the NLA.


Burger collected his 50th hit in the NLA as he singled in the ninth inning against the Therwil Flyers.


Burger threw two shutout innings against the Wil Devils to finish the game in what was his 100th career appearance on the mound in the NLA.


Burger struck out against the Zurich Barracudas in his 200th at-bat in the NLA.


Burger's double in the eighth inning against the Wil Devils was the first of his career.


Burger passed Roger Brunner and moved into sole possession of fourth place on the Challengers all-time list for complete games with 15. Burger is the active leader amongst Challengers in games started with 51.


Burger picked up his first win as a starter since April 18, 2009, an 11-1 win against the Reussbuhl Eagles. It was his 50th game started in the NLA (3rd alltime)."


Burger set a new career-best with an ERA of 2.82 in 22 1-3 innings pitched.


Burger pitched four innings in relief against the Zurich Lions, picking up his second save of the season. His four innings pitched matched his season-high. The last time he pitched more than four innings was on May 29, 2010 against the Embrach Mustangs in a complete-game loss in eight innings."


Harry Bregy and Burger completed the Challengers' first ever combined no-hitter in a 12-0 win over the helpless Wil Devils. Bregy, coming back from retirement and appearing in his first pitching stint, went five innings for the win, while Burger pitched the final two innings in perfect fashion.


Burger got the final batter to ground into a game-ending 6-4 fielder's choice to pick up his first save of the season.


Burger pitched a career-low 18 2-3 innings and started just one game. His 9.64 strikeouts per nine innings pitched is his highest since his rookie season of 2005.


Burger became the third Challenger to earn a save this season.


Burger last recorded six strikeouts in a game on April 18, 2009 against the Luzern Eagles."


Burger pitched the final 1 2-3 innings against the Therwil Flyers, making his first appearance since August 18.


Burger extended his career-high losing streak to six games, with his last win dating back to April 18, 2009."


Burger picked up his second loss of the season in his first complete game effort since June 7, 2008. He allowed six earned runs on seven hits, seven walks and three hit-by-pitches, while also striking out two."


Burger started for the Challengers against the Lausanne Indians, but had to leave in the second inning due to a blister on his middle finger of his throwing hand.


Burger completed his 250th IP in the NLA by retiring Martin Gygax leading off the sixth inning.


Burger went 6 1-3 innings against the Bern Cardinals in his longest outing since going six innings on August 10, 2008 against the Reussbühl Eagles."


Burger won his first start oft he season, an achievement that took him four starts last season.


Burger received his second Best Pitcher award after receiving the trophy already in 2006, going 4-5 with a 4.47 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 54.1 innings pitched.


Burger's Game Score of 66 against the Sissach Frogs was his highest so far this season.


Burger has tied Vladi Pusec for career games started with 32 (6th alltime).


The 18 hits allowed by Burger to the Lausanne Indians set a new all-time record for hits allowed in a game by a Challenger pitcher.


Burger tied Enrico Zingg for 6th place on the alltime-list for wins with 14.


Burger set new career high with 10 starts and and six wins. He also tied his career-high of six complete games.


Burger worked the first six innings for his first ever win against the Zurich Barracudas.


Burger had his first multi-hit game of his career by going 2-for-2 against the Embrach Rainbows.


Burger's Game Score of 79 against the Sissach Frogs is his best of his career.


The 16 hits given up to the Bern Cardinals by Thomas Burger tied the franchise record set by Harry Bregy on August 3, 2003 against the Therwil Flyers.


Burger walked away with the Best Pitcher award, going 5-3 with a 3.93 ERA (7th best in Challengers history) and 6 complete games. And all this just one year after receiving the Rookie Of The Year trophy in 2005.


Burger’s six complete games pitched in 2006 is the fourth-highest mark in team history.


The homer allowed by Burger against the Bern Cardinals was only his second given up in his career. Rodolfo Vargas of the Reussbuhl Eagles is the only other player to hit one off Burger on May 7, 2005."


Burger wins the NLA's Rookie Of The Year award by going 2-2 in his first full season in the NLA. He led the team with an ERA of 3.68 that ranks him sixth on the alltime list, and also held an average of 9.51 strikeouts per nine innings. He also was named MVP and Best Pitcher in the 1.Liga.


Rookie Thomas Burger’s season ERA of 3.68 ranks sixth on the all-time list.


Burger picked up his first loss in the NLA in Game 1's 5-2 defeat against the Bern Cardinals.


Burger picked up his first career save in the NLA. He also picked up his first win in the NLA earlier this year in a 13-7 win against the Reussbuhl Eagles on May 7.


Burger's first win in the NLA was the 300th win in Challengers history.


Burger was named MVP and Best Batter in the 1.Liga in 2004.


Burger was named Best Pitcher in the 1.Liga in 2003.


Burger was named Rookie Of The Year in the NLB in 2002.

NLA Roster:

  • Burger, Thomas
  • Byrne, Ryan
  • Greenberg, Adam
  • Haltmeier, Stefan
  • Maier, Patrick
  • Mordan, Vladimir
  • Nepomuceno, Carlos
  • Reinhard, Regis
  • Sanders, James
  • Sedin, Robert
  • Siegrist, Tobias
  • Siemers, Jack
  • Sosa, Leonel
  • Steffen, Simon
  • Zeller, Saentis