Justin Verlander

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Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).wikipedia
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Old Dominion Monarchs baseball

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From Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Verlander attended Old Dominion University (ODU) and played college baseball for the Monarchs.
The Monarchs have had eleven players reach the Major Leagues and two, Justin Verlander and Daniel Hudson, have played in the World Series.

No-hitter

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He was the AL [[Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award#American League winners (1949–present)|Rookie of the Year]] in 2006, and in 2007 pitched the first no-hitter at Comerica Park, versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
The most recent major league no-hitter by a single pitcher was thrown on September 1, 2019, by Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

2017 World Series

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He was named MVP, and was co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award as the Astros won the 2017 World Series.
On August 31, just seconds before the midnight deadline, the Astros traded for Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander.

Comerica Park

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He was the AL [[Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award#American League winners (1949–present)|Rookie of the Year]] in 2006, and in 2007 pitched the first no-hitter at Comerica Park, versus the Milwaukee Brewers.
On June 12, 2007, the first no-hitter was thrown at Comerica Park by Justin Verlander.

Detroit Tigers

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He has also played in MLB for the Detroit Tigers.
The impressive rookie campaigns of eventual AL Rookie of the Year Justin Verlander, centerfielder Curtis Granderson, and flamethrowing relief pitcher Joel Zumaya, coupled with a well-publicized early-season tirade by Leyland, helped the team explode and quickly rise to the top of the AL Central.

Triple Crown (baseball)

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By season's end, Verlander won the Pitching Triple Crown, the AL Cy Young Award unanimously, the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, and the Sporting News Player of the Year Award.
The most recent major league pitchers to achieve the feat are Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander, who won for the NL and AL, respectively, in 2011 (the first season since 1924 to see Triple Crown winners in both leagues).

Joel Zumaya

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On July 4, 2006, at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California, Verlander, Joel Zumaya, and Fernando Rodney each threw multiple fastballs over 100 mi/h, becoming the first time in MLB history that three pitchers, on the same team, had done so during a game.
He was among the primary reasons for the Tigers bullpen success in 2006, joining fellow rookie Justin Verlander on the resurgent 2006 Tigers team.

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He became the second pitcher in baseball history after Don Newcombe to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP awards in his career.
This distinction would not be achieved again until 2011, when Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, who was Rookie of the Year in 2006, won the Cy Young and MVP awards.

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award

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He was the AL [[Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award#American League winners (1949–present)|Rookie of the Year]] in 2006, and in 2007 pitched the first no-hitter at Comerica Park, versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

2012 World Series

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He pitched Game 1 of the 2012 World Series against the San Francisco Giants and gave up five earned runs in four innings pitched, including giving up two home runs to eventual World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval as the Tigers were swept in the Series.
The Giants' Pablo Sandoval, who in Game 1 tied a record by hitting three home runs in one World Series game, two off Tigers' ace pitcher Justin Verlander, was named the World Series Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Roger Clemens

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He was the first pitcher to claim an AL MVP Award since Dennis Eckersley in 1992, the first starting pitcher to do so since Roger Clemens in 1986, and the fourth Tigers starter to do so in franchise history, joining Denny McLain (1968), Hal Newhouser (1944, 1945), and Willie Hernández (1984).
Clemens was the only starting pitcher since Vida Blue in to win a league MVP award until Justin Verlander won the award in.

Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award

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In 2011, Verlander received the AL Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award, Sporting News Player of the Year Award, a Players Choice Award for Player the Year and Most Outstanding American League pitcher, and a USA Today American League Cy Young.

Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

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From Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, Verlander attended Old Dominion University (ODU) and played college baseball for the Monarchs.
Major League Baseball player Justin Verlander was raised in Manakin-Sabot.

2012 Detroit Tigers season

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On May 18, 2012, Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates before giving up a one-out single in a 6–0 victory.
The Tigers sent three players to the All-Star Game: pitcher Justin Verlander (fifth appearance), third baseman Miguel Cabrera (seventh appearance, third with the Tigers), and first baseman Prince Fielder (fourth appearance, first with the Tigers).

Major League Baseball 2K12

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Verlander was named the cover athlete of Major League Baseball 2K12.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers is the game's cover athlete.

League Championship Series Most Valuable Player Award

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He was named MVP, and was co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award as the Astros won the 2017 World Series.

2011 Kansas City Royals season

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On his next start, against the Kansas City Royals on May 13, Verlander took a no-hitter into the sixth inning before surrendering a triple.

2006 World Series

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During Game 1 of the 2006 World Series, Verlander was the Tigers starting pitcher against Anthony Reyes of the St. Louis Cardinals; it was the first instance in which two rookies faced off to start a World Series.
Two rookies faced off in Game 1 for the first time in history: Anthony Reyes for St. Louis and Justin Verlander for Detroit.

Houston Astros

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Justin Brooks Verlander (born February 20, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).
At the August 31 waiver-trade deadline GM Jeff Luhnow acquired veteran starting pitcher and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to bolster the starting rotation.

2012 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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On May 18, 2012, Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates before giving up a one-out single in a 6–0 victory.

2011 Cleveland Indians season

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He pitched 7 1⁄3 innings until he gave up a base hit to Cleveland's Orlando Cabrera.

2011 Chicago White Sox season

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On April 22, 2011, Verlander recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in a 9–3 win over the White Sox, becoming the 15th Tiger to do so.

Fernando Rodney

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On July 4, 2006, at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California, Verlander, Joel Zumaya, and Fernando Rodney each threw multiple fastballs over 100 mi/h, becoming the first time in MLB history that three pitchers, on the same team, had done so during a game.
On July 3, 2006, at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California, Justin Verlander, Joel Zumaya, and Rodney each threw multiple fastballs clocked in at over 100 mph, becoming the first time in MLB history that three pitchers on the same team had done so during one game.

Strikeout

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He broke the Monarchs' and Colonial Athletic Association's career records for strikeouts.

Clayton Kershaw

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Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Clayton Kershaw had clinched the National League (NL) Triple Crown earlier in the week, making it the first season since 1924 featuring a Triple Crown pitcher in both leagues.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won the American League Triple Crown the same season, marking the first major-league season since 1924 to feature Triple Crown-winning pitchers in both leagues.