#52 Byrne, Ryan

Byrne, Ryan
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 80 kg

Born: 26.12.1989 in Houston, TX, USA
Age: 34

2023 NLA Batting

.474 4 17 18 15

2023 NLA Pitching

1 0 0 6 8.31


Byrne has set new career-highs with the Challengers for home runs with four and RBIs with 17.


Byrne's game-ending strikeout against Taka Oshima was his 250th in the NLA with the Challengers.


Byrne is 5-for-11 against the Zurich Barracudas this season.


Byrne's 30 stolen bases in 2022 were the most since Anubis Benitez' 34 in 1999.


Byrne now has 300 plate appearances in the NLA with the Challengers.


Byrne stole his 50th base in the NLA with the Challengers as he swiped third base in the sixth inning against the Therwil Flyers. His 28 steals this season are the most since Anubis Benitez' 28 in 2000.


Byrne has stolen 26 bases this season, the most since Robert Sedin's 26 in 2012.


Byrne snapped his 14-game hitting streak as he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a hit-by-pitch against the Bern Cardinals.


Byrne's single in the 8th inning against the Zurich Barracudas was his 100th hit with the Challengers. With it, he extended his team-leading hitting streak to 14 games.


Byrne tied the Challengers' NLA-record for most steals in a game with 5, last achieved by Anubis Benitez on Aug. 9, 2003.


Byrne has a hit in all nine games he appeared this year with the Challengers.


Byrne played in his 50th game with the Challengers in the NLA


Byrne's strikeout of Nik Diener in the 7th inning against the Zurich Barracudas was his 200th in the NLA with the Challengers.


Byrne's single in the fifth inning against the Bern Cardinals was his 50th with the Challengers.


Byrne was named the Challengers 2014 MVP at the General Assembly. Byrne led the team with 8 wins and set a new Swiss single season record with 182 strikeouts. He finished the season with a 2.47 ERA and set team-leading marks with 43 hits and 18 stolen bases, while batting .417 and scoring 27 runs.


Byrne was named MVP of the Swiss National League A at the Swiss Federation's General Assembly at the House of Sports in Ittigen. Byrne finished the season with a .417 batting average, 43 hits, 17 RBI and 27 runs scored and added a 8-6 record with a 2.47 ERA and 4 saves from the mound, while setting a new Swiss single season record in the NLA with 182 strikeouts.


Byrne set a new Swiss single season record by striking out 182 batters, topping Severin Fries' mark of 180 set in 1999. He also set a new franchise high with 113 innings pitched.


Byrne struck out at least 10 batters in a game for the ninth time in 11 starts this season. His strikeouts total now stands at 174, six short of the single season record of 180 set by the Bern Cardinals' Severin Fries in 1999.


Byrne broke Sedin's single-season record of 135 strikeouts set last season, and now stands at a league-high 144 in 83 innings pitched. The league record of 180 Ks was set by Severin Fries in 1999 in 140 IP.


Byrne needs two more saves to equal Manny Marchant's single season record of six in 2002.


With his sac bunt in the fifth inning against the Zürich Lions, Byrne set a new Challengers single-season record by getting eight sacrifices.

NLA Roster:

  • Burger, Thomas
  • Byrne, Ryan
  • Greenberg, Adam
  • Haltmeier, Stefan
  • Jung-Goldberg, Hayden
  • Limacher, Marco
  • Lopez Martinez, Manuel
  • Maier, Patrick
  • Mordan, Vladimir
  • Nepomuceno, Carlos
  • Reinhard, Regis
  • Sanders, James
  • Sedin, Robert
  • Sosa, Leonel
  • Steffen, Simon
  • Zeller, Saentis