He may not have done it in a Detroit Tigers uniform like we had hoped for, but Justin Verlander is finally a World Series champion.
Just before the stroke of midnight, the Houston Astros recorded the final out in the bottom of the ninth inning as they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series.
Following the game, the Tigers took to Twitter to send a heartfelt message to Verlander after he was finally able to hoist the trophy above his head for the first time in his career.
For someone who has earned several honors over his career, we know this one is special. Congrats @JustinVerlander.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 2, 2017
Who knows, maybe JV will return to Detroit (where he belongs) in a couple of years and win a World Series with the Tigers.
We can always dream, right?
LOOK: World Series Champion Justin Verlander has message for his fans in Detroit
In case you have not heard, Justin Verlander and his Houston Astros teammates won the World Series after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7.
Following the game, Verlander had a message for all of his fans back in Detroit. He made it clear that the support he received from Tigers fans did not go unnoticed.
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