Justin Verlander Wins 2011 AL Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander Wins 2011 AL Cy Young Award

words // Luis Sanchez

After winning a league-high 24 starts, it’s no surprise to see Detroit Tigers‘ RHP Justin Verlander named the 2011 American league Cy Young Award winner. Dominating his opponents, Justin Verlander went for the pitchers version of the “Triple Crown” with 250 K’s, a 2.40 ERA and a 24-5 overall record. By far the most complete season of his career, Verlander has also become a strong candidate for the American league MVP Award.

Covering Eastbay’s latest issue of Fielder’s Choice, Justin Verlander is one of the top athletes to wear Reebok baseball cleats on the diamond. The 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner is also featured over at Eastbay’s Athlete Resource Center, where he shares everything from advice for student athletes, to how he deals with the pressure of expectations.

Below, enjoy an exclusive interview with Eastbay and be sure to head over to ourĀ Athlete Resource Center to learn more about 2011 Al Cy Young Award winner, Justin Verlander.

MLB Watch: Verlander Flirts With Another No-Hitter

MLB Watch: Verlander Flirts With Another No-Hitter

Justin Verlander has been nearly unhittable with his Rawlings glove and Reebok cleats.Justin Verlander has been nearly unhittable with his Rawlings glove and Reebok cleats.

words // Nick Engvall

While the New York Yankees have had a couple of rough series with their East Division rivals the Boston Red Sox as of late, and like many teams, a number of untimely injuries like Derek Jeter’s, the Detroit Tigers have had just the opposite luck. Detroit has gone on quite a tear in the past couple weeks, catapulting themselves into first place past in the Central Division, surpassing the Cleveland Indians behind superb pitching from starters like Justin Verlander.

Verlander carried a no-hitter late into the game for the third time this season. The first time resulted in his second career no-hitter in early May, the second and third of this season have helped him establish an 8-3 record with a 2.66 ERA.

Other players spotted in this week’s MLB Watch coverage include Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera, Ryan Howard and more.

Check them out below courtesy of Yahoo.

MLB Watch: A look at what the pros wear.

Miguel Cabrera gets an RBI single with his Franklin batting gloves.Miguel Cabrera gets an RBI single with his Franklin batting gloves.

Jose Reyes has found the key to hitting by stocking up Power Balance bands.Jose Reyes has found the key to hitting by stocking up Power Balance bands.

Joey Votto connects wearing player exclusive Nike baseball cleats.Joey Votto connects wearing player exclusive Nike baseball cleats.

Ichiro Suzuki gets a base hit wearing Asics player exclusive cleats.Ichiro Suzuki gets a base hit wearing Asics player exclusive cleats.

Danny Duffy has quite the follow through and leg kick wearing New Balance cleats.Danny Duffy has quite the follow through and leg kick wearing New Balance cleats.

Clayton Kershaw wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.Clayton Kershaw wearing Under Armour baseball cleats.

Carl Crawford wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.Carl Crawford wearing the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly.

Cody Ross picked up a colorful pair of Nike baseball cleats.Cody Ross picked up a colorful pair of Nike baseball cleats.

A closer look at Cody Ross' Nike cleats.A closer look at Cody Ross’ Nike cleats.

Ryan Howard smashes a home run in the adidas Diamond King.Ryan Howard smashes a home run in the adidas Diamond King.