Originally posted on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 11/3/11
Justin Verlander is going to need a bigger trophy case.While he hasn't found out yet about the major awards the AL Cy Young and MVP he did take home two honors at Thursday's Players Choice Awards. Verlander became the second pitcher to be named Player of the Year, and was selected the American League's Outstanding Pitcher in voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association."These awards are special, because they are voted on by your peers," the veteran Tigers pitcher said during a conference call. "It's a great feeling to be recognized by your teammates and the players you face for having a great season."The awards came with 70,000 in donations to Verlander's favorite charity 20,000 for Pitcher of the Year and 50,000 for Player of the Year and he threw in another 30,000 of his own."I added my own money to make it an even 100,000," he said. "The money is going to go to the two VA hospitals that we have in the area one in Detroit and one in Ann Arbor. Those are the hospita...
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