Born: 29.03.1975 in Zurich, CH
2023 NLA Batting
Inducted into the SBSF Hall Of Fame
Landis came back from retirement and pitched two innings of scoreless relief to pick up his 100th career win in the NLA en route to a 15-2 win against the Zürich Lions.
Landis, who is set to retire after this season, led the team with 15 stolen bases, the same total as last year. He also picked up his 99th win of his career on July 18 against the Luzern Eagles."
Landis picked up his 99th career victory by throwing four innings in relief against the Luzern Eagles.
Landis had a milestone plate appearance in the sixth inning against the Lausanne Indians as he collected his 200th walk in the NLA, and went on to steal his 200th base.
Landis hit his career-high 4th sacrifice bunt of the season in the sixth inning against the Therwil Flyers.
Landis ended his team-leading hitting streak at 14 games by going hitless in four trips to the plate against the Embrach Rainbows.
Landis' double in the seventh inning against the Sissach Frogs was his 200th in the NLA.
Landis shined with a 2-for-3 performance against the Zurich Barracudas, hitting his second homer of the season, and also collecting a season-high four RBI's.
Landis' game-winning two-run single against the Zurich Barracudas was his 1'500th at bat in the NLA.
Landis entered his 18th season in the NLA, tops amongst all active players.
Landis has 92 career RBIs against the Eagles, the most against any NLA-team.
Carlos Brito of the Therwil Flyers was the 200th batter Landis has hit in his NLA-career.
Five of Landis' last six homers in the NLA were all against the Eagles, the last one on September 9, 2007.
Landis earned his tenth MVP award, as he was presented with the trophy at the General Assembly on December 9. Landis led the Challengers with a .448 batting average, four homers, 19 doubles, 47 hits and a .743 slugging percentage. He also finished second in RBI's with 28 and earned two wins and one save in 35 innings pitched.
Landis reached a huge milestone during the final inning: He struck out Paulino, completing 1'000 innings pitched in the NLA. In the third inning, he set another milestone by getting a single off Fries for his 600th hit in the NLA.
Landis scored his 500th run on his homer in the first inning against the Reussbuhl Eagles.
Landis singled in his 200th at-bat against the Barracudas in the third inning.
The save against the Zurich Barracudas was Landis' first since September 14, 2003 against the Bern Cardinals."
It was the first time since October 17, 2004 that Landis has allowed two homers in a game.
Landis' double in the second inning against the Reussbuhl Eagles marked his 1'000 career total base in the NLA.
Landis finished the season with more strikeouts than walks for the first time since 2000, when he posted identical numbers with six walks and eight punchouts. His batting average of .333 was his worst since finishing with .303 in 1993. He nevertheless stands firm at third place on the alltime list with a career .435 average.
Landis' shutout performance against the Wil Devils earned him a Game Score of 73, 11th on the Challengers' all-time list.
Landis was yanked after just 2 2-3 innings, his shortest outing as a starter since pitching only one inning against the Zurich Barracudas on August 11, 2001.
Landis collected his 500th RBI of his career against the Lausanne Indians.
Landis' win against the Lausanne Indians was his 94th in 121 career starts. Second on the list is Benny Räber with 46 wins in 78 starts.
Landis didnt allow a single run in 11 2-3 innings pitched this season.
Landis received his third consecutive titles in the NLA for MVP and Best Pitcher. He led the Challengers with a .430 batting average, 2 homers, 35 runs scored, 14 stolen bases, 40 hits, 59 total bases, and 21 walks offensewise. On the mound, he collected 8 wins, 105 strikeouts, 5 complete games, and 97 2-3 innings pitched. It was his ninth MVP award and eighth Best Pitcher award overall.
Landis received his third consecutive titles in the NLA for MVP and Best Pitcher. He led the Challengers with a .430 batting average, 2 homers, 35 runs scored, 14 stolen bases, 40 hits, 59 total bases, and 21 walks offensewise. On the mound, he collected 8 wins, 105 strikeouts, 5 complete games, and 97 2-3 innings pitched.
Landis tied his career-high for runs scored as he crossed the plate five times in Game 4 of the Finals against the Therwil Flyers. He also set a new career-high with 21 free passes all season.
Landis' steal in the ninth inning against the Therwil Flyers gives him 151 career steals, tying him with Kurt Vogt for second place on the alltime list for stolen bases.
Landis has scored his 450th run in the NLA as he crossed the plate in the first inning of Game 1 against the Therwil Flyers.
For the first time since May 24, 2003, Landis didn't give up a base-on-balls, and it helped him and his defense against the Barracudas. He also hit his 150th NLA-double in the first inning.
Landis has allowed only a single run to score in his final 14 innings, lowering his ERA to 5.61.
Landis tossed his first career shutout in a 9-0 win against the Eagles. He also snapped his career-high 5-game losing streak, getting his first win since May 16 against the Zürich Barracudas
Landis' solo homer off Barracuda Sanders in the sixth inning was his franchise-leading 500th hit of his career. He also received his 148th walk of his career in the fourth inning, putting him into a tie with Enrico Zingg for most career walks.
Landis improved to 3-0 on the season with a win in Game 2 against the Zürich Barracudas.
Landis' hitting streak ended at 23 games - dating back to May 04, 2003 - as he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Game 1 against the Zürich Barracudas.
Landis was the only player in Game 2 against the Geneva Dragons with two hits.
Landis' single in the third inning of Game 1 against the Geneva Dragons gives him 900 career total bases.
Counting back to Game 5 in 2003, Landis has a 21-game hitting streak going.
Landis improved to 7-1 on opening day with a win in Game 2 against the Reussbühl Eagles.
Landis was named MVP and Best Pitcher in the NLA in 2003.
Landis' 21 doubles in 2003 are the third highest total ever in Challengers history. Only he and Anubis Benitez had more with 26 in 1999 and 2000, respectively. Landis also had the longest hitting streak as he had at least one hit in each of the last 19 games.
The six combined hit-by-pitches by Landis and Manny Marchant against the Bern Cardinals tied the franchise record for a single game, last accomplished also against the Cards on April 16, 2000.
Landis set a new career-high by hitting 23 batters in a season. He twice hit five batters in a game alone this season.
Landis set a new game high by hitting five batters with a pitch. He also held the old record with four hit-by-pitches in a single game.
Landis' four hit-by-pitches against the Bern Cardinals tied the franchise high for a game, last set by Benny Räber on April 16, 2000. He also extended his streak of games with at least one double to 10.
Landis' streak of 10 games with a double ended as he went 1-for-5 with a homer against the Bern Cardinals.
Landis grounded out to second baseman Seppi Zwyer in his 200th at-bat against the Flyers.
Landis scored his 400th career run in the NLA in the third inning on his grand-slam homer against the Reussbühl Eagles.
Landis was named MVP and Best Pitcher in the NLA in 2002.
Landis' 21 doubles in 2002 are the third-highest total in Challenger history. He popped out weakly to pitcher Koller in the first inning against the Therwil Flyers in his 1'000th NLA at-bat. He set a new career-high by striking out 15 times, giving him a total of only 111 in 1002 career at-bats. This year was his ninth in a row with at least one complete game pitched. He has pitched 756 innings in his career and has struck out 48 or more batters in his last 10 seasons, giving him a grand total of 807 K's.
Landis' win against the Reussbühl Eagles was his 72nd in 100 career decisions in the NLA. A distant second in career wins with the Challengers is Benny Räber with 44.
Landis went six innings agains the Sissach Frogs and struck out a season-high eight batters en route to his fourth win of the year.
Landis' two hits allowed against the Therwil Flyers were the fewest in a stint of five or more innings since allowing just one hit against the Sissach Frogs on Sep. 28, 1997. His 6+ innings of work was also his longest outing since pitching 7 innings on Aug. 26, 2001 against the Cardinals.
Landis struck out in the sixth inning against the Therwil Flyers for just his 100th career strikeout in 948 at-bats.
Landis completed his 700th inning pitched as he got Curtis Volk to ground out back to the mound in the fourth inning.
Landis collected his 400th career-RBI with his two-run homer in the sixth inning against the Reussbühl Eagles.
Landis' single in the fourth inning against the Reussbühl Eagles was his 400th hit of his NLA-career.
Landis gave up a season-high 10 walks in just 5 2-3 innings against the Therwil Flyers in the Swiss Cup Semifinals before leaving with a groin injury.
Landis' RBI-double in the first inning against the Bern Cardinals was his 100th of his NLA-career.
Landis popped out to third in the fourth inning against the Bern Cardinals in his 900th at-bat in the NLA.
Landis popped out in his first at-bat against the Embrach Rainbows, but then tripled, doubled and homered in his next three at-bats. But he missed hitting for the cycle by striking and grounding out in his next two at-bats.
Landis' homer in the fifth inning against the Zurich Lions also included his 700th Total Base in his NLA-career. He leads all Challengers with 704.
Landis struck out 11 Cardinals batters in his second complete game of the season.
Landis completed his 600th Inning Pitched in the NLA by getting Ron Zimmermann of the Bern Cardinals to fly out in the fourth inning.