|2009 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim|
|American League West Champions|
The logo of the Angels during their 2009 campaign
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Tony Reagins|
|Local television||FSN West |
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Mark Gubicza, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc
Rory Markas, Terry Smith, José Mota
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Perhaps the most notable player to depart in the offseason due to free agency was longtime closing pitcher Francisco Rodríguez, who signed with the New York Mets. Other notable free agent departures were 2008 acquisitions Jon Garland (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees). Notable free agent acquisitions included new closer Brian Fuentes, previously of the Colorado Rockies, and Bobby Abreu, previously of the Yankees.
Tragedy struck the Angels twice this season. Preston Gómez, the team's special assistant to the general manager, died January 13 of injuries sustained when he was struck by a car in Blythe, California, on March 26, 2008. As a tribute, the Angels began the season wearing black "PRESTON" patches on their left sleeve. Then, on April 9, rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a car accident in Fullerton, California, hours after pitching 6 shutout innings against the Oakland Athletics in his first start of the season. As a tribute, the Angels continued to assign a locker to Adenhart at home and on the road, hang a jersey with his name and number in their dugout, and wear black patches with his name and number on their left breast for the rest of the season.
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With their win on Monday, September 28, 2009, the Angels clinched their third straight American League West championship. Also, at that time, the Angels clinched the second-best record in the American League giving them home field advantage for the American League Division Series. Also, with their win on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, the Angels knocked the Rangers out of contention for the American League Wild Card, therefore, the Angels faced the Boston Red Sox in the Division Series for the third year in a row.
The 2009 American League Division Series featured the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Wildcard winner Boston Red Sox. The series began on October 8, 2009, with the Angels winning the first two games at Angel Stadium. On October 11, the series continued to Fenway Park where the Angels had a stunning come-from-behind victory to win 7-6 and sweep the Red Sox. This series marks the first time the Angels have beaten the Red Sox in a postseason series as well as the first postseason sweep for the Angels in franchise history.
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Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases
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Note: W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; SV = Saves; SVO = Save Opportunities; IP = Innings pitched; R = Runs allowed; ER = Earned runs allowed; BB = Walks allowed
|AAA||Salt Lake Bees||Pacific Coast League||Bobby Mitchell|
|AA||Arkansas Travelers||Texas League||Bobby Magallanes|
|A||Rancho Cucamonga Quakes||California League||Keith Johnson|
|A||Cedar Rapids Kernels||Midwest League||Bill Mosiello|
|Rookie||AZL Angels||Arizona League||Tyrone Boykin|
|Rookie||Orem Owlz||Pioneer League||Tom Kotchman|
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