- — Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander)Mon, Nov 21 2011 19:01:27Thank you to everyone - teammates, fans, baseball writers). #DetroitPride (trend it - let's have some fun with this)
- — Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander)Mon, Nov 21 2011 19:00:32Other than 06 World Series, never been prouder to represent Detroit – city of resilience and pride. #DetroitPride
- Some of the other contenders were quick to add their congratulations.
- — Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19)Mon, Nov 21 2011 19:29:52Even though I didn't win the MVP I have something better nobody can't take from me, that's the love and support from my fans!You guys rock!
- Along with others around MLB.
- — CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia)Tue, Nov 15 2011 20:59:05Congrats on the great season, well deserved “@JustinVerlander: Thx guys for the notes. Incredible day. Owe it to the fans and teammates”
- — Jeremy Guthrie (@JGuthrie46)Mon, Nov 21 2011 19:07:49
- So were celebrities in and around Detroit and Michigan — and beyond.
- Lots of folks were justifying their arguments — the part of the whole process that made things fun, according to Verlander.
- — Tyler Kepner (@TylerKepner)Mon, Nov 21 2011 22:30:10Favorite Verlander stat: only A.L. pitcher with at least 24 wins and 250 Ks, with ERA of 2.40 or lower, since the advent of the DH in 1973.
Verlander wins AL MVP
There were questions about whether or not voters would go for the concept of a pitcher like the Tigers' Justin Verlander for MVP — especially since the award had not gone to a starter in a quarter century. No matter, as Verlander added it to his haul of awards, including the Cy Young.
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