Game Description:Known for featuring pro athletes as animated kids, Backyard Baseball 2009 has expanded its roster to include at least one ballplayer from each of the 30 Major League ball clubs, including Ichiro, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Albert Pujols, Ken Griffey Jr., and cover athlete David "Big Papi" Ortiz. Other new features include Tournament, MLB All Star, and auto-play play modes along with enhanced player options.
Backyard Baseball 2009 includes all current MLB teams and uniforms along with a variety of Backyard Sports players and teams. The game offers single pick-up games or season play (with all the stats), a Home Run Derby mini-game, and varying levels of difficulty to make it appropriate for kids of different ages and skill levels. In addition, the game's kid-friendly, non-violent format makes it especially popular with parents.