Found November 21, 2011 on
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.
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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...
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won American League Most Valuable Player award Monday, the first time a pitcher had won since 1992.
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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...
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...
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.
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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