RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Justin Verlander's parent - Richard and Kathy - have been on quite the ride in the past few weeks. They went from Detroit to New York to San Francisco and many stops in between, following their son's trip to the World Series.
But now they're back, and they can continue their book tour. Monday night they spoke at Mills Godwin High School to a group of parents that wanted to know what it was like raising a baseball superstar.
Their book, Rocks Across the Pond, documents their experiences with their son, and his rise to an incomprehensible amount of success. The book talks about "Pinch Me Moments" - the times over the past 15 years that Richard and Kathy truly can't believe that their son has been a part of.
The Verlanders typically go to 10-15 of Justin's starts a year. They also spent went to all of the World Series Games, and was able to fly on the Tigers charter plane.
They also go to their youngest son Ben's games at Old Dominion.