Posted November 15, 2011 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Verlander wins AL Cy Young

@SportsBata ..nuff said

Tigers fericous ace, 24-game winner, Justin Verlander, won the AL Cy Young Award! He was the unanimous winner, getting all 28 first place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in results announced Tuesday! He posted a 24-5 record with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts! He also pitched a no-hitter, won 12 straight starts, and helped blazed the Yankees in the ALDS for their first division title since 1987! Verlander even has a small chance at the MVP award, rare for a pitcher, which will be announced next Monday. Seperately, the AL and NL Rookie of the Year Awards winners were announced on Monday! Check it out below!

“It’s really exciting,” Verlander said on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

“To hear my name called for the American League Cy Young, it’s such an honor. I’m truly blessed,” he saidfoxsports

Atlanta Braves Craig Kimbrel

In the NL, Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbel won unanimously with all 32 first place votes from members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He set a major league record for saves by a rookie with 46 saves!

”It definitely did surprise me,” Kimbrel said on a conference call from his vacation in Hawaii. ”I expected it to be close.” – foxsports

Tampa Bay Rays Jeremy Hellickson

In the AL, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Jeremy Hellickson was clear choice. Hellickson went 13-10 with a 2.95 ERA, and helped the Rays tie-up a AL Wild-card spot. He helped the Rays scramble for the wild-card spot beating out the Boston Red Sox. He received 17 of the 28 first place votes.

”It’s something I really wanted to win,” Hellickson said on a conference call from his home in Iowa. He said there were ”three or four guys” equally deserving of the award. foxsports