2009 League Champions

Triple-A
International League: Durham Bulls defeat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, three games to none
Mexican League: Saltillo defeats Quintana Roo, four games to two
Pacific Coast League: Memphis Redbirds defeat Sacramento River Cats, three games to none

Durham defeated Memphis in eleven innings, 5-4, on September 22 to win the Triple-A Baseball National Championship.

Double-A
Eastern League: Akron Aeros defeat Connecticut Defenders, three games to one
Southern League: Jacksonville Suns defeat Tennessee Smokies, three games to one
Texas League: Midland RockHounds defeat Northwest Arkansas Naturals, three games to one

Class A-Advanced
California League: San Jose Giants defeat High Desert Mavericks, three games to none
Carolina League: Lynchburg Hillcats defeat Salem Red Sox, three games to none
Florida State League: Tampa Yankees defeat Charlotte Stone Crabs, three games to two

Class A
Midwest League: Fort Wayne TinCaps defeat Burlington Bees, three games to none
South Atlantic League: Lakewood BlueClaws defeat Greenville Drive, three games to one

Class A-Short Season
New York-Penn League: Staten Island Yankees defeat Mahoning Valley Scrappers, two games to one
Northwest League: Salem-Keizer Volcanoes defeat Tri-City Dust Devils, three games to one

Rookie
Appalachian League: Danville Braves defeat Elizabethton Twins, two games to none
Arizona League: Mariners defeat Giants, 4-3, in a one-game playoff
Dominican Summer League: Giants defeat Twins, three games to none
Gulf Coast League: Nationals defeat Marlins, two games to none
Pioneer League: Orem Owlz defeat Missoula Osprey, two games to one
Venezuelan Summer League: Rays defeat Pirates, two games to none

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Richard Perine on August 31, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    How often do Mexico league AAA players get signed for MLB and make it to the Majors?

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  2. That’s a good question. I’m not sure that it happens very often, but I couldn’t tell you why.

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  3. Sometimes teams will lend/option their players to the Mexican league. They are still under contract and can be recalled by the big club later down the road. I think it also serves as kind of a better-than-independent league for players who are in between affiliated clubs; I believe Julio Franco did some time there before being brought back into MLB by Atlanta years ago.

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