LOOK: World Series champion Justin Verlander has message for his fans in Detroit

Aug 9, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) tips his hat to the crowd as he walks off the field after the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

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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Verlander, of course, spent his entire Major League Baseball career as a member of the Detroit Tigers before getting traded to the Astros moments before the trade deadline this season.


MUST SEE: Justin Verlander’s World Series postgame interview will bring a tear to your eye

Justin Verlander is a World Champion!

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series and supporters of the Astros are not the only ones who are going to bed happy following the big win.

That’s because thousands and thousands of Detroit Tigers fans were also cheering on their American League counterpart, hoping that one of their own would get his first World Series title.

When Verlander was traded to the Astros just before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, there was a period of mourning for Tigers fans. After all, they had watched JV grow from a skinny rookie all the way into what he had become, which is arguably the greatest pitcher in team history. But after the loss had time to sink in, it was rather easy for many Tigers fans to start rooting for JV to do well with his new team, almost like he was still representing the Old English D.

To read the rest of the article and to watch the video of Justin Verlander speaking just after the Astros won the World Series, please click on the link below.

MUST SEE: Justin Verlander’s World Series postgame interview will bring a tear to your eye