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  • Summary: While attending the University of Washington, MLB 2K9's cover athlete Tim Lincecum won the coveted Golden Spikes Award which is given to the nation’s top college baseball player. He was drafted 10th overall by the San Francisco Giants in 2006. Known to fans as "The Franchise" and "The Freak", Lincecum was named to the National League All-Star team this past season while putting up astonishing numbers and leading the Majors™ with a remarkable 265 strikeouts. Lincecum also led the National League in other key pitching categories including win percentage (18-5, .783), opponent’s batting average (.221), and strikeouts per nine innings (10.51), along with ranking second in earned run average (2.62). For all of his historic accomplishments, Lincecum won the Players’ Choice Award as the National League Outstanding Pitcher this season, along with the National League Pitcher of the Year Award from Sporting News. Both awards were voted on by his peers. More significantly, Lincecum today was named the National League Cy Young Award winner, given annually to the top pitcher in both the American League and the National League, and voted on by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. If you can struggle past the interface, the game itself if baseball gold. [Sept 2009, p.71]
  2. Major League Baseball 2K9 is first and foremost a game for the "casual player". While it is able to show some improvements over its predecessor, it is still far from perfect.
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    PC gaming once had a strong hold on baseball sim quality, but those days are clearly long past. MLB 2K9 is an enjoyable game for a casual fan, but those who are really dedicated to baseball are certain to find the bad AI annoying.
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  1. RaulC
    Mar 25, 2009
    8
    A very fun game, however serious AI and gameplay errors occur (such as inside in park home runs more often than one would like).. however it is the best baseball game on the PC and hopefully patches will be created to fix several issues. Expand