Verlander Wins MVP Award

Detroit Tigers’ pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the American League’s “Most Valuable Player”.

He’s the first pitcher to receive the award since Dennis Eckersley in 1992.

During a conference call this afternoon (Mon)…Verlander said he wasn’t sure he had a chance to win.

“You want this. So don’t talk yourself out of it. Playing ping pong in my head really. And then just deciding – you know – fate’s already been written. The votes are already in. There’s nothing I can do about it now. Just sit back and wait. And when I got the phone call, I couldn’t believe that.”

Verlander won the American League’s Cy Young Award last week. His 24 victories led the major leagues this season.