Justin Verlander is an American professional baseball player. Justin Verlander is best known as an all-star pitcher who won the 2011 AL MVP and AL Cy Young Awards.
Justin’s full name is Justin Brooks Verlander. He was born on February 20, 1983. Currently he is 39 years old. Likewise, Justin was born in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. He is of American nationality. He was born to parents Theodore Verlander (father) and Kathy Verlander (mother). He also has a younger brother named Ben Verlander. His brother is also a baseball player who played for the Tigers organization. Ben played as an outfielder for the organization.
After graduating from high school, she attended Goochland High School. He started playing baseball in high school. Justin also attended college at Old Dominion University. However, the majors he majored in during his high school and college years are not recorded on the internet.
Justin has been interested in baseball since high school. He started playing baseball after his father accepted him into a baseball academy. Similarly, Justin is a right-handed pitcher. During his college days, he reached new heights in his baseball career, breaking personal records and setting new ones. He averaged 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Likewise, his Earned Running Average (ERA) during his college days was 2.57.
He’s a very versatile player who keeps getting higher and higher over time. However, Justin has faced many injuries over the years that caused him to miss some of the most important games. Despite his injuries and accidents, he never gave up and came back better and stronger. Detroit Tigers was the beginning of his professional career as an American baseball player. He joined the team in 2004 through an MBL draft. Justin didn’t debut until June of the following year. In 2006, Justin received the season-ending AL Rookie of the Year title for being the only rookie pitcher in history to win 10 games before June.
Similarly, that same year, he represented the Tigers as the starting pitcher in the 2006 World Series. Justin was on the move. Every game was a new experience for him. He slowly improved his skills and made his way up the ladder. At the young age of 24, he became the first major league starter not to man the bases with anyone in the ninth inning or later. The 2010 season marked his 10th win for the Tigers. On April 22, 2011, Justin recorded his 1000th career strike. In a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Justin became the second Tiger’s pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters and the 30th pitcher in baseball history to do so.
His achievements piled up one after the other. All of 2011 was an award-winning season for Justin Verlander. By the end of the 2011 season, he had won the Triple Crown of Pitching in the AL. This particular year was one of the highlights of his career.
More about his career
Just prior to the start of the 2013 season, his contract with the Tigers was renewed for $180 million for the next 7 years, making him one of the highest-paid pitchers in MLB history. The same year was the sixth straight opening day start for the Tigers. That same year, he set the record for second pitcher in major league history with 10 or more strikeouts and zero runs allowed in consecutive postseason games. However, his team didn’t fare too well this year. In launch month 2014 he underwent surgery leading everyone to suspect he might not be present for an opening day. However, he recovered shortly before the event and was present during the day. That year was the first time he wasn’t named to the AL ALL-STAR team since 2008. He failed to reach his potential throughout the season as he had not yet fully recovered from the surgery.
Over the years he experienced many ups and downs in his career. His love of the sport and dedication to what he did earned him many awards and fans. Regardless of the countless injuries Justin has sustained over the years, he still plays baseball with the same enthusiasm and passion to this day.
The American baseball player has overall net worth of around $150 million according to various online sources. Verlander’s main source of income is his job as a baseball player. With every game he plays, he earns a huge amount of money. Similarly, he also owns real estate under his name. Aside from his job, he also sometimes earns money from promotional activities.
The baseball player is married Kate Upton since 2017. The couple started dating in 2014. Pictures of them were all over the internet, which caused quite a stir for a while. Similarly, Justin married his wife about two days after winning the World Series with the Astros. They chose Tuscany, Italy as their destination to celebrate their beautiful union. Also, a year later, in July 2018, they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Genevieve.
Justin is an athlete who is quite fit. The baseball star stands by a height of 6 feet and 5 inches. He also has a broad body. For the present, its exact weight is unknown. Aside from that, he has dark brown hair that he usually keeps short and a facial beard. He exercises regularly to maintain his stamina and physical fitness.
Like most of us, Justin is also active on various social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram Handle is @justinverlander with a total of 779,000 followers. So far he has posted 832 posts on his Instagram. Also, his username on Twitter is @JustinVerlander. He has accumulated a total of 1.8 million followers on his official Twitter account.