Justin Brooks Verlander is a professional baseball pitcher from the United States who now works for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He also has Major League Baseball experience, having played for the Detroit Tigers. Verlander was a key contributor to the United States national team’s achievement of a silver medal at the Pan American Games in 2003.
He ranks amongst the Tigers’ career leaders in strikeouts (2,373) and victories (7th), and he is currently tied for second in the category of lifetime strikeouts (183).
Verlander has been named to the MLB All-Star Game eight times. He has also finished first in the American League in strikeouts five times and in wins three times.
In 2006, he was named the AL Rookie of the Year, and the following year, he threw the first no-hitter ever thrown at Comerica Park, which was a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
In 2009, he established himself as the American League champion in wins and set a new record for strikeouts. In 2011, Verlander had his most successful season, highlighted by the second no-hitter of his career, which he pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays.
After the conclusion of the season, Verlander was awarded the AL Cy Young Award, the AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, and the Sporting News Player of the Year Award.
He also earned the pitching equivalent of the Triple Crown. In 2019, Verlander earned his second Cy Young award and had the first season of his career in which he struck out 300 batters.
How Old Is Justin Verlander?
His birth date is February 20, 1983, and Manakin-Sabot, Virginia is his birthplace. He has now reached the age of 40.