Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.
In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitcher's mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter, who attempts to either make contact with the pitched ball or draw a walk.
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada.
Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.
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He is currently the longest tenured player on the Tigers, and the only player left on the team from the 2006 American League Championship team.
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the American League, is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada.
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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.
In baseball, a no-hitter is a game in which a team was not able to record a single hit.
Comerica Park is an open-air ballpark located in Downtown Detroit.
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.
On November 15, 2011, Verlander was named the 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner by a unanimous vote, becoming the first American League pitcher since Johan Santana in 2006 to win the award in such a fashion.
The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and National League.
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On November 21, 2011, Verlander was voted the AL Most Valuable Player, winning with 280 points over Jacoby Ellsbury's 242, completing a sweep of the Cy Young Award and MVP.
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