Found November 18, 2011 on Fox Sports Detroit:
On the day it was announced that he had won the American Leagues Cy Young Award, Justin Verlander told a funny story that described how his teammates regard him. Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers lighthearted but heavy-hitting first baseman, romped through the clubhouse wearing a Superman cape. Verlander, in Cabreras view, was baseballs version of Superman this season. Verlander was super good in 2011. He wasnt just the American Leagues best pitcher. He was the best player in baseball -- a dominating winner who brought an electric power charge to the stadium with every pitch he threw. Verlander should be the winner when the American League's Most Valuable Player is announced on Monday. The reason is simple: He is. No player was better, or more valuable to his team, than Verlander was to the Tigers. On the checklist of what determines a players value, Verlander has a check mark by every category. Performance: He was 24-5. Impact: The Tigers won the Central for their first divisi...

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