Best of Baseball

  • Japan win the 2009 World Baseball Classic after beatingĀ  South Korea by 5–3 (F/10) in the final at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California.
  • New York City opens two new ballparks, The New Yankee Stadium for the New York Yankees and Citi Field for the New York Mets.
  • Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox throws the 18th perfect game in Major League history against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The New York Yankees defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 to win their 27th World Series championship. Hideki Matsui is named World Series MVP
  • The Yomiuri Giants defeat the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters 4 games to 2 to win their 21st Japan Series championship. The Giants’ Shinnosuke Abe is named MVP.

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