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Verlander unanimously wins AL Cy Young

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Goochland native Justin Verlander took home one of Major League Baseball's biggest awards Tuesday.  Now the only question is: Will there be another on the way?

Verlander got all 28 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in results announced Tuesday. 

 

 

 

 

 

The 28-year-old righty also pitched a no-hitter, won 12 straight starts and helped the Tigers win their first division title in over 20 years. The ODU product won the pitching Triple Crown in the American League by going 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts.

Verlander took home a half million dollar signing bonus, to go along with his 12 and a half million dollar per year salary.

Verlander became just the ninth pitcher to win the AL Cy Young unanimously. Only Johan Santana, Pedro Martinez and Roger Clemens have done it since 1973.

Verlander is believed to be a candidate for the American League Cy Young award.  He's vying to become the first starting pitchers since Clemens in 1986 to take home that honor.  The AL MVP will be awarded on Monday.

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