Justin Verlander has been tormenting hitters ever since his arrival in the major leagues with the Detroit Tigers in 2006. He won 17 games and snagged 2006 American League Rookie of the Year honors. In 2011 he produced one of the greatest seasons in baseball history, winning 24 games and both the Cy Young and American League MVP awards. Verlander immediately led Houston to its first World Series title in franchise history. He has since won the 200th game, recorded the 2,500th strikeout, and thrown the third no-hitter of his spectacular career. Each book in the Ballpark Greats: Pro Baseball's Best Players series gives you the reader a close-up look at some of the very best of today's Major League Baseball stars.