The Detroit Tigers just clinched the American League Pennant with a sweep of the storied New York Yankees! With a combination of great pitching as well great hitting, the Tigers were just too much for the Bronx Bombers. I must say that after the up and down regular season the Tigers had, I wasn't sure they would even make the playoffs. Boy was I wrong! Can't wait for Wednesday! As they used to say when the Tigers won the series in 1984, "Bless you boys!"
The pictures below are of the two best players in baseball right now. Justin Verlander, the guy throwing, is last year's AL Cy Young winner (for the best pitcher in the league), Most Valuable Player, and won the AL pitching triple crown; lowest ERA at 2.40, 24 wins and 250 strikeouts! Awesome! This year he's in line to win his second AL Cy Young award. He has a ton of other awards including the 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, the ERA title in 2007 and many others. He also has two no-hitters to his credit! The Tigers need to keep him forever!
The other guy pictured is Miguel Cabrera. He is this year's batting triple crown winner and will probably be the AL Most Valuable Player! No one has won the batting triple crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. There were only 13 others to win it including Mickey Mantle, Ted Williams and Lou Gehrig.
Pretty good company wouldn't you say?
These are two great players and it's hard to imagine they are on the same team, plus it's my favorite team to boot! Let's just hope they can win the World Series! Detroit Lions, are you watching?
About the pictures... I took these prior to the Tigers v Texas Rangers game on August 11th at Rangers Stadium in Arlington, TX. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost 2-1 in the bottom of the 9th, but Verlander pitched a great game even though they lost. Anyway, who's in the series now, Texas? ;-)