Expanded Description Designed after the casual backyard or sandlot "pick up" games played by kids of all ages, Backyard Baseball 2009 features controllable elements of pitching, batting, fielding, and running, and the ability to adjust difficulty levels between two teams. Players can choose to play a full season, complete with statistic tracking and team standings, or choose from a selection of quick mini-games. As in earlier editions in the series, Backyard Baseball 2009 features all 30 MLB teams and logos, as well as a dugout full of major league players depicted as kids -- at least one from each team, including Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and this year's cover athlete, David Ortiz.
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Game Special Features
Play with superstars from all 30 real Major League Baseball teams
Play single games, or keep track of an entire season's worth of stats
Power-ups bring an arcade edge to simulation baseball
Control Elements Gamepad/Joystick
ControlInstruction CONTROLS: MENU CONTROLS; D-Pad or Left Analog Stick = navigate menu; X Button = accept, next; Triangle Button = cancel, back; PITCHING CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick = move pitch cursor (after pitch selction); X, Circle or Square Button = select pitch; Triangle Button = select pitch, back to pitch select; Right Analog Stick Right = pickoff first base; Right Analog Stick Up = pickoff second base; Right Analog Stick Left = pickoff third base; L1 Button = toggle power-ups; Start Button = pause game; FIELDING CONTROLS; Left Analog Stick = move fielder; X Button = throw the ball home; Triangle Button = throw the ball to second base; Circle Button = throw the ball to first base; Square Button = throw the ball to third base; Right Analog Stick Up = jump catch; Right Analog Stick Left or Right = dive catch; R1 Button = switch fielder; Start Button = pause game; BATTING CONTROLS; X Button = contact, swing; Triangle Button = power, back to swing select; Circle Button = bunt right; Square Button = bunt left; L1 Button = toggle power-ups; Start Button = pause game; BASERUNNING CONTROLS; L1 Button = advance all runners; L2 Button = advance lead runner only; R1 Button = return all runners; Circle Button = run to second from first base; Triangle Button = run to third from second base; Square Button = run to home from third base; R1 Button + Circle Button = run back to first base; R1 Button + Triangle Button = run back to second base; R1 Button + Square Button = run back to third base; Start Button = pause game