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Justin Verlander unanimous choice of AL Cy Young

Justin Verlander unanimous choice of AL Cy Young

Justin Verlander unanimous choice of AL Cy Young

Detroit Tigers righthander Justin Verlander, who won the Triple Crown of pitching by leading the American League in victories (24), earned run average (2.40) and strikeouts (250), was a unanimous choice for the league’s Cy Young Award.

Verlander, 28, was named first on all 28 ballots cast by two writers in each league city for a perfect score of 196 points, based on a tabulation system that rewards seven points for first place, four for second, three for third, two for fourth and one for fifth. Verlander also led the AL in winning percentage (.828 based on a 24-5 record), innings pitched (251) and opponents’ batting average (.192). His victory total, which included a no-hitter May 7 at Toronto, was the most in the AL since 1990 when Bob Welch won 27 games for the Oakland Athletics.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim righthander Jered Weaver (18-8, 2.41 ERA, 4 CG, 2 SHO) was the only other pitcher named on each ballot and placed second. Tampa Bay Rays righthander James Shields (16-12, 2.82 ERA, 11 CG, 4 SHO) finished third, followed by New York Yankees lefthander CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.00 ERA, 230 K) and Tigers reliever Jose Valverde (2-4, 2.24, 49 SV). In all, 11 pitchers received votes.

By The Baseball Page
Tuesday, 15 Nov 2011

 

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  • elena2014 said: He deserve for this award and for me he is the best and with this current achievement more teams in the league will need his service. - Kris Krohn 8:30PM 05/28/14
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