Tiger’s right-hander Justin Verlander was a unanimous selection on Tuesday when the Baseball Writers' Association of America named their American League Cy Young Award winner.
The 28-year-old flamethrower, was the 12th pitcher in the last 50 years to win pitching's Triple Crown this past season, as he led the league in wins, ERA, and strikeouts. Verlander becomes the third different Tigers pitcher to win this award and the first since reliever Willie Hernandez in 1984. Denny McLain also won back-to-back Cy Young Awards for the Tigers in 1968 and 69’.
The AL's Rookie of the Year in 2006, Verlander is first player to win both awards. Will he add 2011 American League MVP to his list of honors? It’s possible, but not likely. We’ll find out next Monday.