LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The number most people associate with Justin Verlander is 20 - as in, will he reach 20 wins? On Wednesday, the focus was 30 - as in the 30th birthday of the Detroit Tigers' ace.
The 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, and 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP, finished his 20s with a 124-65 record and 3.40. He's won two AL pennants but fallen short of a World Series title each time.
Verlander can see himself pitching into his 40s. He's never sustained a serious arm injury and can still hit 100 mph on the radar.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Cards' Garcia gets another shot at redemption The Cardinals have endured a profoundly disappointing season at home. But can they do enough in the final week of the regular campaign to make the...
Thumbnail Yankees aspire to steal one from Blue Jays Mired in an eight-game losing streak at Rogers Centre, do the Yankees have enough wherewithal to salvage their series finale vs....
Thumbnail Pirates in desperation mode against Cubs Having reached the 99-win plateau for the first time since 1935, will the Cubs hit the century mark tonight?
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Indians Pick The Cleveland Indians look to lock up the AL Central title on the road when they face the Detroit Tigers today at...
Thumbnail Cards, Cubs ready for last regular-season bout   In arguably their most important contest of the season, it’s only fitting that the Cardinals turn to the man who’s fast becoming the team’s new ace.
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement