Justin Verlander - Bio, Net Worth, Salary, MLB, Contract, Current Team, Trade, Married, Wife, Age, College, Wiki, Kate Upton, Facts, Record, News
Justin Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball(MLB). Verlander debuted his career through the Detroit Tigers for 13 long seasons and then made his major league debut in the same club in 2005. Verlander also won the World Series title with the Houston in 2017.
Justin Verlander Pitched His Third Career No-Hitter!
Recently, on September 1, 2019, Justin Verlander pitched his third career no-hitter, which punctuated a dominant season by striking out 14 to lead the Astros over the Blue Rays. Velander is the sixth pitcher in major league history to throw at least three no-hitters.
What is Justin Verlander Famous for?
- Verlander is famous as the pitcher of Houston Astros of Major League Baseball(MLB).
When was Justin Verlander Born?
Justin Verlander was born on February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, US. His birth name is Justin Brooks Verlander. His nationality is American. Verlander belongs to North American ethnicity while Pisces is his zodiac sign.
Verlander was born to Richard Verlander(father) and Kathy Verlander(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.
Verlander 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.
He pitched for the Old Dominic University baseball team for three years and setting a record of 139 strikeouts in 2003. In 2004, he broke his own record thus establishing a new Colonial Athletic Association record with 151 strikeouts.
Justin Verlander And His Professional Career
- Justin Verlander started his professional career after getting selected in the second overall in the 2004 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft by the Detroit Tigers.
- Soon after, on October 25, 2004, he signed a contract with the Tigers and began his major league debut on July 4, 2005, in the Florida State League for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.
- He pitched 5 innings against the Cleveland Indians on July 4, 2005, and was recognized as a Florida state league all-star.
- He continued his successful career in 2007, where he accumulated 18 wins.
- In 2009, Verlander recorded a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers striking out at 12.
- He recorded his 1000th career strikeout in a win over the White Sox, becoming the 15th Tiger on April 22, 2007.
- Certainly after, he recorded his second no-hitter against Toronto Blue rays.
- Verlander was named to the American League team roster and AL starting pitcher in the all-star game.
- After the end of the contract signed with Tigers, Verlander was traded to Houston Astros in 2017.
- He made an impact debut for Astros on September 5 against the Seattle Mariners.
- He even led the Astros to the 2017 World Series, against Los Angeles Dodgers.
- Verlander also performed in the 2017 American League Championship Series, where he was named the Most Valuable Player of the season.
- In 2018, he became the 114th in the major league history to surpass 200 career wins.
- On September 1, 2019, Verlander became the sixth pitcher in MLB history to throw three career no-hitters.
Awards and Honours
Justin Verlander 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".
Verlander was also named the Most Valuable Player(MVP) of the 2017 League and was co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award in 2017.
Who is Justin Verlander Married: Personal Life?
Justin Verlander is a married man. Verlander is in a relationship with Kate Upton. Kate is an actress and a model. The couple started dating in 2014 and got engaged in 2016.
On November 4, 2017, Verlander tied a knot with his sweetheart, Upton in a medieval church in Tuscany, Italy, that was at a height of Montalcino valley. The couple announced of having their first child(Kate's pregnancy) on July 14, 2018, and a year after the couple welcomed a daughter named Genevieve.
In the past, Verlander had been in a relationship with Emily Yuen, with whom he met in his high school in Virginia.
Currently, Verlander along with his wife and daughter is living at Lakeland, Florida.
In Addition, Verlander 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.
Verlander has started the "Wins for Warriors Foundation" for veterans of the U.S. military and has donated over $2 million. He also supports various local Detroit charities and national efforts, "Red Cross".
How much is Justin Verlander Worth?
The 36-aged, Verlander has an estimated net worth of $95 million. Looking up to his career, Verlander has been able to manage a great fortune of around $237 million from his salary and bonus in his MLB career.
His current salary as of 2019 is $28 million.
In 2013, Verlander 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.
With the fortune in million dollars, Verlander is living a lavish lifestyle. Verlander also has bought one of the expensive cars including a real estate Beverly Crest($5.25 million) and a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster($400,000).
How tall is Justin Verlander?
Keeping up to Justin Verlander's workouts and training, Verlander has managed to maintain a good body physique. He stands tall with a great height of 6ft. 5inches(1.96 m). He has a bodyweight of 102 kg(225 pounds) with 14(US) as his shoe size.
Verlander has a fair complexion with brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Trivias About Justin Verlander You Need To Know.
- Verlander joined the Richmond Baseball Academy because his father wasn't able to catch his throws as they were too fast.
- In 2004, he broke his own record thus establishing a new Colonial Athletic Association record with 151 strikeouts.
- He has managed a $237 million fortune from his salary and bonus in his MLB career.