2009 Season

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2009 Bull League Season

June to September 2009

Number of games 80

Number of teams 16
Draft
Regular season
Season MVP AEL: Takeo Otomo (NEV)
LL: Ricky Terrazas (MTL)

Season SKA AEL: William Febres (DEN)
LL: Ricky Terrazas (MTL)
League postseason
AEL Champions Nevada Speeders
Runner-up San Diego Seagulls

LL Champions Ohio Oxen
Runner-up Boston Brawlers
Bull Cup Champions
Champions Ohio Oxen
Seasons
← 2008

2010 →


The 2009 season of the Bull League was the 14th season to be played since the beginning of the "Modern Era", when the 80-game schedule was introduced and the league expanded to 16 teams.

A total of 80 games were played by 16 teams, although in the Lake League West Division a tie-breaking 81st game had to be played between the Ohio Oxen and the New York Minutemen in order to determine the division championship for the playoff seed.

The season was simulated in July 2016.

The Bull Cup Championship Series was won by the Ohio Oxen, for only the second time in the club's history, and just three seasons after they first won the championship. The Oxen defeated the American Eagle League Championship Series (AELCS) Nevada Speeders, who were in their sixth Bull Cup championship appearance. Ohio entered the playoffs as a wild card team, having lost their tie-breaking 81st game to the New York Minutemen, who became the West division title team. Ohio then played the Minutemen again in the Elimination Round of the playoffs, defeating them 3-1. The Oxen then beat the Boston Brawlers, also a wild card team, to win the Lake League Championship Series (LLCS), 3-2.

Final Standings

The final standings in the Bull League are shown below:[1][2]

American Eagle League
AEL East W L Pct GB
Nevada Speeders 55 25 .688 -
Chicago Pit Bulls 39 41 .487 16
Calgary Chinooks 35 45 .438 20
Denver Highlanders 29 51 .362 26
Lake League
LL East W L Pct GB
Montreal Metros 54 26 .675 -
Boston Brawlers 39 41 .487 15
Kingston Battlements 38 42 .475 16
Chicoutimi Cinquantes 34 46 .425 20
AEL West W L Pct GB
Seattle Salts 50 30 .625 -
San Diego Seagulls 46 34 .575 4
California Tidals 34 46 .425 16
Richmond Ravens 32 48 .400 18
LL West W L Pct GB
New York Minutemen 45 36 .556 -
Ohio Oxen 44 37 .543 1
Toronto Ducks 35 45 .438
Hamilton Industrials 32 48 .400 12½

Postseason

  Elimination Round League Championship Series
(AELCS), (LLCS)
Bull Cup Championship Series
                           
  1  Nevada Speeders 3  
4  Chicago Pit Bulls 2    
  1  Nevada Speeders 3  
American Eagle League
  3  San Diego Seagulls 0    
2  Seattle Salts 2
   
  3  San Diego Seagulls 3  
    AEL  Nevada Speeders 0
  LL  Ohio Oxen 3
  1  Montreal Metros 2    
4  Boston Brawlers 3    
  4  Boston Brawlers 2
Lake League
  3  Ohio Oxen 3  
2  New York Minutemen 1
   
  3  Ohio Oxen 3  


League Leaders

American Eagle League[1]

Hitting leaders
Stat Player Total
AVG Carlos Mendoza (CF, CAL) .339
HR Takeo Otomo (1B, NEV) 41
RBI Takeo Otomo (1B, NEV) 98
R Takeo Otomo (1B, NEV) 85
H Nate Mair (RF, NEV)
Carlos Mendoza (CF, CGY)
109
Pitching leaders
Stat Player Total
W Angelo Rodriguez (NEV) 10
L Luis Fernandez (CGY)
Szeto Guan (DEN)
10
ERA William Febres (DEN) 2.31
K William Febres (DEN)
Angelo Rodriguez (NEV)
122
IP Lien-ying Li (CAL) 121.2
SV Leonard Hurrach (SAN) 21

Lake League[2]

Hitting leaders
Stat Player Total
AVG Gordie Lazenby (C, KIN) .329
HR Narushi Ohata (LF, OHI) 32
RBI Narushi Ohata (LF, OHI) 82
R Francisco Erazo (MTL)
Narushi Ohata (LF, OHI)
66
H Narushi Ohata (LF, OHI) 108
Pitching leaders
Stat Player Total
W Ricky Terrazas (MTL) 12
L Bernardo Gonzalez (TOR)
Mario Sotelo (HAM)
10
ERA Ezra Doolittle (NEW) 2.24
K Ricky Terrazas (MTL) 162
IP Niek Rodriguez (OHI) 123.0
SV Miles Slaven (MTL) 21

Notable Events

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bull Baseball League. American Eagle League 2009 Statistics & Leaders. [1]. Accessed 28 October 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bull Baseball League. Lake League 2009 Statistics & Leaders. [2]. Accessed 28 October 2016.