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Justin Verlander

Baseball Player
Born Feb 20, 1983

Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. In 2006, he was named the American League Rookie of the Year. On June 12, 2007, he pitched a no-hitter—the first ever at Comerica Park—against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 12 batters and walking four. He pitched a second no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 7, 2011, in Toronto, walking one and facing the minimum 27 batters.… Read More

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1983 Birth Born on February 20, 1983.


2002 19 Years Old On May 17, 2002, he struck out a then school record 17 batters against James Madison.


2003 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2003, he set a school single-season record by recording 139 strikeouts; in 2004, he broke his own record and established a new Colonial Athletic Association record with 151 strikeouts. … Read More
Verlander was named the ODU Alumni Association's Male Athlete of the Year in 2004, and was the second overall pick in the 2004 Baseball draft by Detroit.
2005 22 Years Old Verlander started the 2005 season for the Lakeland Tigers and made a brief appearance in the majors, making his first major league start against the Cleveland Indians on July 4, 2005. … Read More
On July 4, 2006, at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California, Verlander, Joel Zumaya, and Fernando Rodney each threw multiple fastballs clocked in at over, becoming the first time in MLB history that three pitchers, on the same team, had done so during a game.
2007 24 Years Old His success continued in 2007, as he accumulated 18 wins and posted a 3.66 ERA with 183 strikeouts 201⅔ innings. … Read More
2008 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Verlander performed poorly to start the season. … Read More
2009 26 Years Old His 2009 season proved successful. … Read More
2010 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On February 4, 2010, it was announced that Verlander and the Tigers had reached a deal for an $80 million, 5 year contract extension. … Read More
…  On July 3, 2011, Verlander was selected to his fourth AL All-Star team, but he was unable to participate in the game due to the scheduling of his starts.
Verlander finished the 2012 regular season with a 17 - 8 record. … Read More
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