Five Best Moments at Comerica Park (VIDEOS)

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#5: June 12, 2007: Verlander throws first Tigers’ no-hitter since 1984 and first in Detroit since 1952

Coming off a Rookie of the Year season which saw Justin Verlander win 17 games and have the honor of starting Game 1 of the 2006 World Series, the 23-year old was firing on all cylinders again in early 2007.

Verlander was quickly getting the moniker of “Must See JV” because he blew batters away with fastballs exceeding 100 MPH with a fiery and competitive personality while on the mound.

The Tigers’ former American League East rival Milwaukee Brewers were in town for an early week interleague matchup and Verlander was simply lights out and stymied batters all night long.

Verlander faced 31 Milwaukee batters, walking four, striking out 12. Most of the outs were of routine nature except for an pair of outs made by backup shortstop Neifi Perez who saved an apparent single up the middle and turned it into an 8th inning-ending double play.

More than 33,000 fans witnessed something that had not happened to a Tigers pitcher in Detroit in more than half century. The stadium was buzzing as Verlander finished off his first of two no-nos.

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