Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher 

He currently plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball

He has also played in MLB for the Detroit Tigers

From Manakin-Sabot in Virginia, Verlander attended Old Dominion University and played college baseball for the Monarchs

He broke the Monarchs' and Colonial Athletic Association's career records for strikeouts 

At the 2003 Pan American Games, Verlander helped lead the United States national team to a silver medal 

Originally born on  February  20,1983 in  Virginia, United States

He is often regarded as one of the most accomplished players of his generation

He also is known for being one of the greatest pitchers in history

He made his major league debut with the Tigers in 2005 playing there for 12 years

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