Found November 22, 2011 on
Justin Verlander double dipped in post season awards by being voted the MVP of the American League. The Pinkie compared his season with the best seasons of starting pitchers since 1975, How Great Was Justin Verlander , and too this unexpert his season was good but not as great as some of the others.
Verlander became the fifth pitcher to win the AL award since 1981 and only two of those won the Cy Young along with the MVP (Willie Hernandez 1984 and Rollie Fingers 1981). It’s a much more rare case in the National League. The last pitcher in the NL to win the award was Bob Gibson in 1968 when both MVP’s were pitchers, Gibson and Denny McLain.
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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...
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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...
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won American League Most Valuable Player award Monday, the first time a pitcher had won since 1992.
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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