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As much as Justin Verlander's dominance shaped the Major League season, the cause of wounded veterans shaped his year. From the time he made the big leagues, Verlander had hoped to one day be in a position to help.
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There was a lot of debate leading up to this season's American League MVP voting. Justin Verlander put together a historic season, but there's still those who feel like everyday players, such as Jacoby Ellsbury, are "more valuable." Verlander, of course, took home award, which The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo has no problem with. Not only do pitchers like Verlander...
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...
What has been a hot-button debate throughout the baseball world the past few weeks has now been settled: Justin Verlander is the MVP of the American League. The 27-year old Tiger’s ace now has an MVP trophy to put on his mantle along with his 2011 AL Cy-Young, four All-Star selections and the 2006 Rookie of the Year Award. Quickly becoming one of baseballs elite pitchers, this...
When the 2011 season began, Justin Verlander didn't have any reason to believe he could win the American League's Most Valuable Player award. No starting pitcher in either league had won it in nearly a quarter-century. "Not even in my wildest dreams had I thought of this," Verlander said Monday.
Justin Verlander is named AL MVP one week after winning the Cy Young. The Tigers ace is clearly valuable. How would he get paid on the open market? Danny Knobler says this much is clear: Detroit is happy he's locked up.
Detroit's Justin Verlander became the first starting pitcher since 1986 to be voted Most Valuable Player, adding it to the American League Cy Young Award he won last week.
Postseason awards are funny.Typically, you're going to hear a lot of people saying they don't matter...until they object to who wins one. Then, of course, they suddenly begin to matter.Such was the case Monday when Justin Verlander was named the American League Most Valuable Player.Ask anyone what they thought about the Detroit Tigers pitcher taking home the award and they...
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Justin Verlander was named the 2011 American League MVP today, taking home 13 of 28 first place votes. He beat out Jacoby Ellsbury, Jose Bautista, Curtis Granderson and Miguel Cabrera as the first pitcher to win the award since Roger Clemens in 1986. Alex Avila was 12th in the voting and Victor Martinez was 17th.
26 of 28 voters had...
On a day there was debate about Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander winning an M.V.P. award, Ron Gronkowski added to his folk-hero status for the Patriots.
RSBS Special Correspondent and lone Zambrano-believer, Mr. Johanna Mahmud reports:
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I'm a burning bush. I'm a wildfire. I'm singing in the rain and dancing again. Like Tim Tebow, I have a big god. BIGGER THAN ZEUS. I can put away my Club Confidential and stop pleasuring myself while crying. My iguana, Dudley, is beside himself...