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Justin Verlander

Born: Feb 20, 1983

Birthplace: Manakin-Sabot

Profession: Baseball player

Nationality: United States

Justin Verlander

Date of Birth : Feb 20, 1983
Birth Place : Manakin-Sabot

Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. In 2006, Verlander was named the American League Rookie of the Year. On June 12, 2007, he pitched a no-hitter—the first ever at Comerica Park—against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 12 batters and walking four. He pitched a second no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7, 2011, in Toronto, walking one and facing the minimum 27 batters. On November 15, 2011, Verlander was named the 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote, becoming the first American League pitcher since Johan Santana in 2006 to win the award in such a fashion. On November 21, 2011, Verlander was voted the AL Most Valuable Player, winning with 280 points over Jacoby Ellsbury's 242, completing a sweep of the Cy Young Award and MVP. He is listed at 6'5" and 225 pounds.

Profession


  • Baseball player

Parents


  • Richard Verlander
  • Kathy Verlander

Awards Won


  • American League Most Valuable Player Award
  • American League Cy Young Award
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