Found November 21, 2011 on
Midwest Sports Fans:
Reports are breaking out all across Twitter, and confirmed via the Detroit Free Press, that Justin Verlander has been named AL MVP, thus becoming the first pitcher since Dennis Eckersley in 1992 to win both the MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season.
Verlander’s stats this season were remarkable. He went 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and struck out 250 batters in 251 regular season innings with a WHIP of 0.92. He also led the Tigers to the AL Central crown and anchored a pitching staff that was otherwise very pedestrian until Doug Fister came along to help him out.
Verlander was not nearly as sharp in the playoffs, but that doesn’t diminish what was one of the finest regular season pitching performances in baseball over the last decade. Though it’s debatable whether a pitcher should win the MVP, I don’t think anyone debates that Verlander certainly warranted consideration; and in this case enough voters were wowed by his supreme regular season awesomeness to give him both of the AL’s m...
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Is there anything Justin Verlander can't do? Maybe... but probably not.
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.
You have to laugh at many of the comments directed toward the lone baseball writer who left Justin Verlander off his ballot for the MVP award.
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