Found November 20, 2011 on
Here's a look from Free Press baseball writer John Lowe at the MVP worthiness of Justin Verlander's most apparent rivals for the award -- and some comments by and about Verlander's candidacy: CF, Boston
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After winning the American League’s pitching triple crown by going 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts, the Detroit Tigers right-hander officially became the Most Valuable Player of 2011 on Monday. He's the first pitcher to earn the MVP honor since Dennis Eckersley with the Oakland Athletics...
MVP. Most Valuable Player. It does not stand for Most Valuable Pitcher.
That’s not a slap in the face to Justin Verlander, who had a remarkable season, in almost single-handedly willing the Tigers to the playoffs. It’s a distinction. Think about it for a second: You will never see a position player win the CY Young, so why should a pitcher be able to grab...
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won American League Most Valuable Player award Monday, the first time a pitcher had won since 1992.
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Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was named the American League Most Valuable Player, a rare feat for a pitcher.
The hard-throwing right-hander posted a 24-5 record with 2.40 earned run average, leading his team to the playoffs. Verlander, who won the Cy Young Award, given annually to each league's best pitcher, two weeks ago, received 13 of 28 first-place votes for MVP. Red...
Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.
Verlander is first starting pitcher to win the award in 25 years.
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