Justin Verlander

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Justin Verlander is an American Professional Baseball player. Justin Verlander is best known as the All-Star pitcher who has won the AL MVP and AL Cy Young Awards in the year 2011.

Early life

Justin’s full name is Justin Brooks Verlander. He was born on February 20, 1983. Currently, he is 39 years old. Similarly, Justin was born in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. He belongs to American nationality. He was born to parents Theodore Verlander (Father) and Kathy Verlander (Mother). Likewise, 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.

Education

After completing his secondary schooling, she studied at Goochland High School. He started playing baseball in high school. Likewise, Justin attended college at Old Dominion University. However, the majors he took up during his high school and college years are not recorded on the web.

Career

College career

Justin had an interest in baseball since high school. He first started playing baseball after his father admitted him to a baseball academy. Similarly, Justin is a right-handed pitcher. He reached new heights in his baseball career during his college years, breaking his personal records and setting new ones. He had an average of 11.5 strikeouts per nine innings. Likewise, his earned run average(ERA) during his college years was 2.57.

Detroit Tigers

He is a very versatile player soaring higher and higher over time. However, Justin faced many injuries throughout the years causing him to miss some of the most important matches. Regardless of his injuries and accidents he never gave up and came back better and stronger. Detroit Tigers was the start of his professional career as an American Baseball player. He joined the team in the year 2004 through an MBL Draft. Justin didn’t debut until the following year in June. In the year 2006, Justin earned the title AL Rookie Of the Year at the end of the season for being the only rookie pitcher in history to win 10 games before June.

Similarly, that same year he represented the Tigers as their starting pitcher in the 2006 World Series. Justin was on a roll. Every game was a new experience for him. Slowly polishing his skills he was making his way to the top. At the young age of 24-years-old, he became the first Major League starter to load the bases with nobody out in the ninth inning or later. The 2010 season marked his 10th win for the Tigers. On April 22 of 2011, Justin recorded his 1000th career strikeout. In a game against Toronto Blue Jays, Justin became the second Tiger’s pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters and the 30th pitcher in the history of baseball to ever do that.

Justin Verlander

Caption: A picture of Justin in the field. Source: Instagram

His accomplishments were piling up one after another. The entire year 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. That particular year was one of his career’s highest points.

More about his career

Right before the starting of the 2013 season, his contract with the Tigers extended for the next 7 years at $180 million, making him one of the highest-paid pitchers in the history of MLB. That same year marked the sixth-consecutive opening day start for the Tigers. That same year he set the record as the second pitcher in the history of Major Leagues with 10 and more strikeouts and zero runs allowed in the back-to-back postseason games. However, his team didn’t perform too well that year. In the starting month of 2014, he went through surgery which made everyone preassume that he might not be present on an opening day. However, he recovered just before the event and was present during the day. That year was the first time after 2008, that he was not named for the AL ALL-STAR team. During the entire season, he couldn’t play up to his potential as he hadn’t fully recovered from the surgery.

Throughout the years he went through a lot of highs and lows in his career. His love for the sport and his dedication towards what he did won him many awards and fans as well. Regardless of the countless injuries that Justin has suffered over the years, he still plays baseball with equal gusto and passion to date.

Net Worth

The American baseball player has a total net worth of around $150 million according to various online sources. The major source of Verlander’s income is his profession as a baseball player. He earns a huge sum of money with each game that he plays. Similarly, he owns properties under his name as well. Other than his profession, he also earns money through promotional activities sometimes.

Relationship Status

The baseball player is married to Kate Upton since 2017. The couple first started going out with each other in the year 2014. Pictures of them were all over the internet which created quite a buzz 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. Moreover, a year later in July of 2018, they were blessed with a beautiful baby girl. Her name is Genevieve.

Justin Verlander

Caption: A beautiful photo of Justin and his wife. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement

Justin is an athlete who is quite fit. The baseball star stands at a height of 6 feet and 5 inches. Likewise, he has a broad body. For the present, his accurate weight is unknown. Other than that, he has dark brown hair that he usually maintains to a short length and some facial beard. He exercises on a regular basis to maintain his stamina and physical fitness.

Justin Verlander

Caption: Justin looking stunning in a tuxedo. Source: Instagram

Social Media

Like most of us, Justin is also active on various social media platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. His Instagram handle is @justinverlander with a total of 779k followers. So far, he has posted 832 posts on his Instagram. Moreover, his username on Twitter is @JustinVerlander. He has accumulated a total of 1.8 million followers on his official Twitter account.