The final winner of the golden generation of players born in 1983, which produced numerous MVPs and Cy Young Award winners, is expected to be Justin Verlander (40).
Verlander pitched 157 1/3 innings in 26 games of the season until the 27th (Korean time), recording 12 wins, 8 losses, and an average ERA of 3.32. 139 strikeouts.
He is a top-level pitcher at such an incredible age. Since he can play in one more game, the possibility of reaching the regulation innings is also high.
Players born in 1983 who left behind significant awards include Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Zack Greinke, Dustin Pedroia, Joe Mauer, and Ryan Braun.
They have all been named to the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award, and MVP awards at least once. In particular, Cabrera won MVP twice.
However, many of them have already retired, and Cabrera will take off his uniform at the end of this season. Votto and Greinke are also nearing their end.
On the other hand, Verlander is still alive and well. There is a guaranteed contract worth $43.33 million remaining for the 2024 season, and there is a mutual option for the 2025 season. This can be realized by pitching 140 innings in the 2024 season.먹튀검증
In other words, Verlander will play until at least the 41st season. Also, Verlander is still pitching at the top of the league. The adjusted ERA this season is 128.
In particular, last year, at the age of 39, he recorded 18 wins, 4 losses, and an ERA of 1.75, and even won the American League Cy Young Award. As a result, Verlander won three Cy Young Awards and one MVP award.
From the beginning of his career, Verlander was called ‘Golden Bulldog’ and pitched many innings in many games. He is expected to become the final winner of the players born in 1983, who are called the golden generation.