Justin Verlander

Team Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Position Pitcher
Born Feb 20, 1983
Nationality United States United States
Team History
Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers 2005 - present

*Justin Brooks Verlander’ was born on February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. He is a starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. High SchoolJustin attended Goochland High School. CollegeJustin attended Old Dominion University, and played on the baseball team for three years. 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. *Minor Leagues’The Detroit Tigers selected Justin second overall in the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. After lengthy negotiations, he signed with the Tigers in October of that year.

2005 - Lakeland Tigers in the Florida State League, and then the Erie SeaWolves in the Eastern League.

He made one major league start in 2005 (on July 4, 2005), and began the 2006 season in the majors.

Major Leagues In 2006, Kyle became the first rookie pitcher in the history of the game to win 10 games before the end of June. That was just the start to an excellent season - he ended up being named AL Rookie of the Year.

Career HighlightOn June 12, 2007 Justin pitched a no-hitter - the first ever at Comerica Park - against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 12 batters and walking four.

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