Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Detroit Tigers. From Manakin-Sabot in Virginia, Verlander attended Old Dominion University and played college baseball for the Monarchs. He broke the Monarchs' and Colonial Athletic Association's career records for strikeouts. At the 2003 Pan American Games, Verlander helped lead the United States national team to a silver medal. The Tigers selected Verlander with the second overall pick of the 2004 MLB draft. He made his major league debut with the Tigers in 2005 playing there for 12 years as the ace in their starting rotation, as a key figure in four consecutive American League Central division championships and two AL Pennants. He is among the career pitching leaders for the Tigers, including ranking second in strikeouts, seventh in wins, and eighth in innings pitched.
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About Justin Verlander
All-Star pitcher who won both the AL MVP and AL Cy Young Award with the Detroit Tigers in 2011. He was named American League Rookie of the Year in 2006 and was selected to the AL All-Star game six times from 2007 to 2013. In 2017, he was traded to the Houston Astros, and he went on to help the Astros claim their first ever World Series title that year.
Justin Verlander Before Fame
He could throw in the mid-80s by the time he reached high school.
Achievement of Justin Verlander
He threw two no-hitters in his first 6 MLB seasons, one in 2007, the other in 2011. He won his second AL Cy Young Award with the Astros in 2019.
Justin Verlander Family Life
He is the son of Richard and Kathy Verlander. He began dating supermodel Kate Upton in the fall of 2011 and the couple got married in 2017. In November 2018, he and Kate welcomed a daughter named Genevieve.
Associations of Justin Verlander
He and Max Scherzer pitched together on the Tigers from 2010 to 2014.
Information related to Justin Verlander
- Detroit Tigers award winners and league leaders - This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Detroit Tigers professional baseball team.
- Houston Astros award winners and league leaders - This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Houston Astros professional baseball team.
- Houston Astros sign stealing scandal - The Houston Astros sign stealing scandal resulted from a series of rule-breaking actions by the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball, whereby members of the Astros used technological aids to steal signs of opposing teams during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
- Major League Baseball Triple Crown - In Major League Baseball, a player earns the Triple Crown when he leads a league in three specific statistical categories in the same season.
- American League Pitching Triple Crown winners
- Old Dominion Monarchs baseball players
- American League Championship Series MVPs
- Baseball players at the 2003 Pan American Games
- American League strikeout champions
- American League Most Valuable Player Award winners
- Cy Young Award winners
- American League ERA champions
- American League wins champions
- Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award winners
- Lakeland Tigers players
- Erie SeaWolves players
- Baseball players from Virginia