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.
Justin Verlander said he felt the support of Tigers fans all postseason. His message to Detroit, "Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
— anthony fenech (@anthonyfenech) November 2, 2017
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.
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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.
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