DETROIT -- Justin Verlander may not be having the kind of season he would like on the field, but he's definitely making an impact with his off-field endeavors.
Verlander, who already donates his Comerica Park suite to wounded veterans as part of his Victory for Veterans program, has decided to do more for those who have served the country.
On Wednesday, Verlander, in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, announced a 1 million investment in a new initiative, Wins for Warriors, to support the mental health and emotional well-being of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families in Detroit, Richmond and Norfolk.
"I think the stats show it: one in three post-911 veterans need support," Verlander said. "Thats a staggering number. And its not just the men and women that served, its their families as well, that need the help. And, like I said, theyre not going to just throw up their hand and say they need it. So this is kind of a great way...