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Verlander named Tiger of the year

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DETROIT – Justin Verlander has been selected the Tiger of the Year in voting conducted by the Detroit Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Verlander earned nine of a possible 22 first place votes to capture the award for the third time in his career. Ian Kinsler received eight first place votes, while Miguel Cabrera had four first place votes and Michael Fulmer had one first place vote.

Verlander, 33, finished the 2016 season with a 16-9 record, a 3.04 ERA (227.2IP/77ER) and 254 strikeouts. Verlander led the American League with 254 strikeouts and a 1.00 WHIP. He led the AL in strikeouts for the fourth time in his career and his 254 strikeouts were the most by a pitcher in his age-33 season-or-older since Randy Johnson struck out 290 batters in 2004. Verlander’s 1.00 WHIP was the lowest he’s had in a season since posting a 0.92 WHIP in 2011. Along with leading the AL in strikeouts and WHIP, Verlander ranked second with a 3.04 ERA, 227.2 innings pitched and a .207 (171x827) opponents batting average, tied for second with 34 games started, third with 10.04 strikeouts per nine innings, tied for fifth with two complete games and tied for sixth with 16 wins.

Verlander finished the season by allowing three runs-or-fewer in 17 of his last 18 starts, dating back to July 1. Over the 18-start stretch, Verlander had a 9-3 record with a 1.98 ERA (123.0IP/27ER), 81 hits allowed, 29 walks and 147 strikeouts. Verlander led the AL with a 1.98 ERA, 147 strikeouts, a .184 opponents batting average and a 0.89 WHIP during the stretch, while he was tied for the AL lead with 123.0 innings pitched.

In 12 seasons with the Tigers, Verlander has compiled a 173-106 record with a 3.47 ERA (2339.0IP/902ER) and 2197 strikeouts.

J.D. Martinez earned Tiger of the Year honors in 2015, while Victor Martinez received the award in 2014.

Recipients of the Tiger of the Year Award

1965 – Don Wert

1966 – Al Kaline

1967 – Bill Freehan

1968 – Denny McLain

1969 – Denny McLain

1970 – Tom Timmerman

1971 – Mickey Lolich

1972 – Ed Brinkman

1973 – John Hiller

1974 – Al Kaline

1975 – Willie Horton

1976 – Mark Fidrych

1977 – Ron LeFlore

1978 – Ron LeFlore

1979 – Steve Kemp

1980 – Alan Trammell

1981 – Kirk Gibson

1982 – Lance Parrish

1983 – Lou Whitaker

1984 – Willie Hernandez

1985 – Darrell Evans

1986 – Jack Morris

1987 – Alan Trammell

1988 – Alan Trammell

1989 – Lou Whitaker

1990 – Cecil Fielder

1991 – Cecil Fielder

1992 – Cecil Fielder

1993 – Tony Phillips

1994 – Kirk Gibson

1995 – Travis Fryman

1996 – Travis Fryman

1997 – Tony Clark and Bobby Higginson (tie)

1998 – Damion Easley

1999 – Dean Palmer

2000 – Bobby Higginson

2001 – Steve Sparks

2002 – Randall Simon

2003 – Dmitri Young

2004 – Ivan Rodriguez

2005 – Placido Polanco

2006 – Carlos Guillen

2007 – Magglio Ordoñez

2008 – Miguel Cabrera

2009 – Justin Verlander

2010 – Miguel Cabrera

2011 – Justin Verlander

2012 – Miguel Cabrera

2013 – Miguel Cabrera

2014 – Victor Martinez

2015 – J.D. Martinez

2016 – Justin Verlander

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