2008–09 Venezuelan Professional Baseball League season

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The 2008-2009 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Spanish: Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional or LVBP):

Regular season standings[edit]

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
(C)Leones del Caracas 42 21 .667
(C)Tigres de Aragua 36 27 .571 6
(C)Cardenales de Lara 33 30 .524 9
(C)Tiburones de la Guaira 31 32 .492 11
(C)Aguilas del Zulia 31 32 .492 11
Navegantes del Magallanes 28 35 .444 14
Caribes de Anzoátegui 28 35 .444 14
Bravos de Margarita 23 40 .365 19

(C)Classified to the Round Robin

Round robin[edit]

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
#Tigres de Aragua 9 7 .563
#Leones del Caracas 9 7 .563
#Tiburones de la Guaira 9 7 .563
Cardenales de Lara 7 9 .438 2.5
Aguilas del Zulia 6 10 .375 3.5

(#)Aragua, Caracas and La Guaira played two extra-playoff-games:

1st Game: (C)Caracas defeated Aragua 5-2

2nd Game: (C)Aragua defeated La Guaira 3-1

(C)Classified to the Championship series.

Championship series[edit]

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
Tigres de Aragua 4 3 .571
Leones del Caracas 3 4 .429 1

Tigres de Aragua LVBP 2008-2009 Champions

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player (Víctor Davalillo Award): Jesús Guzmán (Caracas)

Overall Offensive Performer of the year: Jesús Guzmán (Caracas)

Rookie of the year: Max Ramírez (La Guaira)

Comeback of the year: Wilfredo Romero (La Guaira)

Manager of the year (Chico Carrasquel Award): Frank Kremblas (Caracas)

Pitcher of the year (Carrao Bracho Award): David Austen (Zulia)

Closer of the year: Alex Serrano (Margarita)

Setup of the year: Luke Gregerson (Margarita)

Highlights[edit]

Jesús Guzmán finished with 67 RBI to set a new league record, surpassing the old mark of 67 set by Pete Koegel in the 1973-1974 season.

The Tigres de Aragua won their 3rd straight championship, becoming the 2nd team in VPBL history to do it.