2009–10 LVBP season

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The 2009-2010 season of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (Spanish: Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional or LVBP) was contested in two round robin league phases and a playoff final.

First league phase[edit]

This round is called "Ronda Eliminatoria" or "Regular" by the league.
It was played from 9 October to 26 December.

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
Navegantes del Magallanes 41 22 .651
Leones del Caracas 41 22 .651
Tiburones de La Guaira 32 31 .508 9
Bravos de Margarita 30 33 .476 11
Aguilas del Zulia(*) 29 34 .460 12
Cardenales de Lara(*) 29 34 .460 12
Tigres de Aragua 28 35 .444 13
Caribes de Anzoátegui 22 41 .349 19

The first 5 teams advanced to the second league phase.

(*)Zulia and Lara played an extra, tie-breaking game on 26 December 2009 in Maracaibo's "Luis Aparicio El Grande" stadium, with victory for the local Aguilas del Zulia with a 3-2 score.

Second league phase[edit]

This round is called "Round Robin" or "Semi-final" by the league.
It was played from 28 December to 19 January.

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
Navegantes del Magallanes 11 5 .688
Leones del Caracas 10 6 .625 1
Tiburones de la Guaira 7 9 .438 4
Aguilas del Zulia 7 9 .438 4
Bravos de Margarita 5 11 .313 6

The top two teams classified to the championship series.

Championship series[edit]

Team Wins Losses Pct GB
Leones del Caracas 4 3 .571
Navegantes del Magallanes 3 4 .429 1

Games:

Date Stadium City Score Series progression
21 January 2010 José Bernardo Pérez Valencia Caracas 0 - Magallanes 9 Magallanes leads 1-0
22 January 2010 José Bernardo Pérez Valencia Caracas 10 - Magallanes 12 Magallanes leads 2-0
24 January 2010 Universitario Caracas Magallanes 3 - Caracas 5 Magallanes leads 2-1
25 January 2010 Universitario Caracas Magallanes 7 - Caracas 10 (*) 2-2 tie
26 January 2010 Universitario Caracas Magallanes 3 - Caracas 0 Magallanes leads 3-2
28 January 2010 José Bernardo Pérez Valencia Caracas 6 - Magallanes 3 3-3 tie
29 January 2010 José Bernardo Pérez Valencia Caracas 7 - Magallanes 2 Caracas wins series 4-3

(*) Game decided on extra-innings. Inning 10.

The Leones del Caracas were crowned LVBP 2009-2010 Champions.
In the 2010 Caribbean Series they went 1-5 and finished 4th.

Awards[edit]

Most Valuable Player (Víctor Davalillo Award): Ernesto Mejía (Zulia)

Overall Offensive Performer of the year: Tom Evans (Lara)

Rookie of the year: Ernesto Mejía (Zulia)

Comeback of the year: Tom Evans (Lara)

Manager of the year (Chico Carrasquel Award): Carlos García (Magallanes)

Pitcher of the year (Carrao Bracho Award): Jean Machi (Magallanes)

Closer of the year: Jean Machi (Magallanes)

Setup of the year: Elio Serrano (La Guaira)

70th LVBP Anniversary (Alejandro Carrasquel Trophy): Orber Moreno (Caracas)

Highlights[edit]

Leones del Caracas won their 17th championship, and their first final against Navegantes del Magallanes.

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