Bleacher Creatures MLB: Detroit Tigers - Justin Verlander 10 Plush
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander not only throws heat but dominates every batter he faces. One of only 10 pitchers in MLB history to win the Cy Young & MVP awards in the same season, he continues to display dominance on the mound. He has had the most wins & strikeouts in an MLB season on multiple occasions, & also been the AL E.R.A. champ & leader in innings pitched. He doesn’t do things the easy way. Verlander is known for his deft pick-off maneuver, picking off seven base runners in his first full MLB season, & became the first rookie in history to reach 10 wins before the end of June. The rookie success Verlander enjoyed continued into his sophomore year where he recorded his first of two career no-hitters, when his fastball topped out at 102 mph. His second occurred in 2011 when he faced the minimum 27 batters, walking one. Career highlights include 6x All Star, AL Rookie of the Year, AL MVP, Cy Young Award, AL Pitching Triple Crown, Sporting News Player of the Year, Players Choice Award for Most Outstanding AL Pitcher & record for post-season scoreless innings (30) against one team (Athletics). Bleacher Creatures are officially licensed true-to-life 10" plush figures that stand on their own and make the perfect gift.