Found November 16, 2011 on
Justin Verlander won the Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote, which means he'll try to do better next year. This is how he is wired. He has an unwavering belief in his greatness. He expects to pitch a no-hitter in every start and improve every year. When he signed his big contract extension a few years ago, he announced that he hoped to make the Hall of Fame.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Garnering first place votes on all 28 of the Baseball Writers of America's ballots, the Tigers ace blew away the competition, with Angels pitcher Jared Weaver coming in a distant second with 96 less points.
In a very un-surprising move, the BBWAA has awarded Detroit Tiger starter Justin Verlander the AL Cy Young Award.
This was an easy selection as Verlander won over 20 games; 24 to be exact. I’m not a proponent of using Wins as a way to judge a pitchers performance, but we’ve seen this be the reason other pitchers have won in the past (I’m looking at you Bartolo Colon…)....
Entering the 2011 season, there were plenty of contenders for the title of top pitcher in the American League. But after he pitched a no-hitter in May, led the Tigers to their first division title since 1987 and easily won the pitching Triple Crown (wins, strikeouts and ERA), there was just one: Justin Verlander.
With Justin Verlander’s unanimous selection as the AL Cy Young Award winner, it seems like a good time to revisit an article written on August 3rd exploring how dominant Verlander had been at the start of games.
On July 31st, Verlander took a no-hit bid into the 8th inning, marking the third time he had accomplished that feat in his first 24 starts. Using a calculation described...
Verlander led majors in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched
Justin Verlander should be a unanimous selection on Tuesday when the American League Cy Young Award winner is announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
There might be no more obvious choice in this year's awards than Detroit ace Justin Verlander as the American League Cy Young winner. The bigger question is whether his dominance will result next week in being chosen as the league's Most Valuable Player. The two previous AL Cy Young winners, Zack Greinke and Felix Hernandez, came from losing teams and benefited from an increasing...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers was named the American League Cy Young award winner on Tuesday, winning the award unanimously by garnering all 28 first-place votes.
NEW YORK — Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander has won the AL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote.
Should American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander win the most valuable player award as well?