Justin Verlander

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Full Name Justin Verlander
Age 37 Years Old
Nick Name Justin
Gender Male
Famous As Baseball Player
Birth Date February 20th, 1983
Birth Place Manakin-Sabot, Virginia

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Justin Brooks Verlander famed as Justin Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently playing for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Justin made his debut in his career with the Detroit Tigers for 13 long seasons and then made his major league debut in the same club in 2005. On 1st September 2019, he became the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw three career no-hitters.

Verlander becomes the sixth hurler with 3 no-hitters

Justin had felt this feeling before in the very same building, in fact. When the final out was made, capping his third-career no-hitter in Houston's 2-0 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday, he raised his arms skyward, let a smile spread across his face and awaited a mob scene with his teammates. In 2011, Verlander stood on the same Rogers Centre turf celebrating the same thing. With Sunday’s no-no, he became the third pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters against the same team and the first to throw two in the same ballpark as a visitor. As a Tiger, Verlander’s first no-hitter came in 2007 at Comerica Park against the Brewers. 

Famous For

  • Being the pitcher of Houston Astros of Major League Baseball(MLB).

Early Life of Justin Verlander 

Justin Verlander was born on 20th February 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, the US as Justin Brooks Verlander. His nationality is American and he belongs to North American ethnicity while Pisces is his zodiac sign. He was born to Richard Verlander, his father and Kathy Verlander, his mother. He was raised in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia along with his younger brother named Ben Verlander. Ben played as an outfielder for the Tigers organization. Talking about his education, he attended Goochland High School and then graduated from Old Dominic University. He had an interest in sports since his childhood and he used to play with his father at his house before. When he was 13, he joined the Richmond Baseball Academy and shortly after joining the academy he clocked 84 mph and increasing to 93 mph later. As of 2019, he celebrated his 30th birthday with his friends and families. 

Body Measurements of Justin

Justin Verlander is a very handsome baseball player and he maintains his body a lot by doing workouts and training. He has managed to maintain a good body physique. He stands tall with a great height of 6 ft. 5 in. or 1.96 m. He has a bodyweight of 102 kg (225 pounds) with 14 (US) as his shoe size. He has a fair complexion with brown hair and dark brown eyes. His other body details will be added soon. 

Career of Justin Verlander 

  • Justin Verlander has played baseball for the USA national baseball team in the year 2003 where he helped them to earn a silver medal in Pan American Games. 
  • He was also titled as the CAA Rookie of the year in 2002 and earned All-CAA honors in 2003 and 2004.
  • He was the second overall pick in the 2004 major league baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers and was titled as the ODU alumni association's male athlete of the year in the year 2004.
  • He signed the contract with the Detroit Tigers on 25th October 2004 and began his career as a professional baseball player when the Tigers selected him second overall in the 2004 MLB draft.
  • He then started against the Cleveland Indians and pitched 5 innings on 4th July 2005. 
  • He was a starting pitcher and was recognized as a Florida state league all-star according to Baseball America.
  • He made his major league debut on 4th July 2005 and went 0-2 with the ERA of 7.15 in his only 2 starts of the season. 
  • He continued his successful career in 2007 where he accumulated 18 wins and posted an ERA of 3.66 with 183 strikeouts in 201 innings.
  • He recorded a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, striking out 12 while throwing a fastball 102 mph. 
  • He finished with a record of 19-9, an ERA of 3.45 and an MLB-leading 269 strikeouts in the year 2009.
  • He recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in a 9-3 win over the white sox, becoming the 15th tiger on April 22. 
  • He recorded his second no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • He scored four strikeouts, walking one batter and throwing at a maximum speed of 101 mph on the radar gun in that game.
  • He took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before giving up a one-out single in a 6-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  
  • He was named to the American League team roster and AL starting pitcher in the all-star game. 
  • Verlander and the Tigers reached a seven-year contract of seven million dollars with 22 million dollars.
  • On 9th January 2014, Verlander underwent core-muscle surgery. 
  • He finished 2015 with a 5-8 record in 20 starts, but his other stats were a considerable improvement over the previous season.
  • In a win over the Chicago White Sox on 4th April 2017, he tied a franchise record for the most strikeouts on Opening Day with ten, becoming the first Tigers player to do so since Mickey Lolich in 1970.
  • On 5th March 2018, he was named the opening day starter for the Astros. 
  • On 24th March 2019, Verlander and the Astros agreed on a 2-year, $66 million contract extension to keep Verlander with Houston through the 2021 season.
  • Currently, he plays for the Houston Astros. 
  • He made his debut for Astros on 5th September against the Seattle Mariners.
  • On August 21, he lost to the Detroit Tigers, 2-1, despite allowing no walks and only two hits, both of them solo home runs, over nine innings.
  • On 1st September 2019, in a road game against the Toronto Blue Jays, he threw his third career no-hitter.
  • He is the sixth pitcher ever to throw three or more no-hitters in career. 

Awards and Achievements of Justin

Justin Verlander is an award-winning baseball player and with his career, he has won several titles and awards which include, the "Pitching Triple Crown", the "AL Cy Young Award", the "AL Most Valuable Player(MVP)", and the "Sporting News Player of the Year Award". He was also named the Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the 2017 League and was co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award in 2017. 

Marital Status, Wife, Child

  • Justin Verlander is a married person. He was married to Kate Upton on 4th November 2017. He is in a relationship with Kate Upton since 2014 and the couple got engaged in 2016. They married in a medieval church in Tuscany, Italy, that was at a height of Montalcino valley. The couple announced of having their first child on 14th July 2018, and a year after the couple welcomed a daughter named Genevieve. As of today, he is living happily at Lakeland, Florida without any disturbances. 
  • Previously, he had been in a relationship with Emily Yuen.

Net Worth of Justin Verlander 

Justin has an estimated net worth of $95 million as of 2019. His current salary as of 2019 is $28 million. He has been able to manage a great fortune of around $237 million from his salary and bonus in his MLB career. In the year 2013, he signed a contract of $180 million with the Detroit Tigers, which is one of the renowned contract. Currently, he signed a two-year $66 million contract with the Houston Astros with an annual salary of $33 million. He also has a huge collection of luxurious cars, Ferrari California, Ferrari 458 Italia, Maserati Gran Turismo, Mercedes-Benz SL55, Aston Martin DBS, and Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Overall, he is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.