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|2K Sports Names Detroit Tigers' Pitcher, Justin Verlander, as Cover Athlete for Major League Baseball(R) 2K12|
NEW YORK, Nov 04, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- 2K Sports announced today that Justin Verlander, ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, has been named the cover athlete for the upcoming video game Major League Baseball(R) 2K12, the next iteration of the popular Major League Baseball 2K series. Verlander was selected yesterday by his peers as the Players Choice Award winner for Player of the Year and American League Outstanding Pitcher.
"It's a dream come true to be on the cover of Major League Baseball 2K12," said Verlander, who pitched the second no-hitter of his career this season. "I've worked closely with 2K Sports on the MLB 2K series since 2007, and I couldn't be more excited to continue my relationship with such a great baseball game."
Only the thirteenth pitcher in baseball history to throw multiple no-hitters and the first Detroit Tiger to win 20 games since 1991, Verlander pitched the Tigers to an AL Central title and into the 2011 American League Championship Series. Verlander is favored to win the American League Cy Young Award for pitching excellence during the 2011 season, and could even become the first pitcher since 1992 to win the Most Valuable Player Award.
"Justin's amazing performance this season speaks for itself," added Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "Between his second career no-hitter and leading the league in virtually every pitching category, I can't think of anyone else but Justin Verlander to serve as the face of Major League Baseball 2K12."
Developed by 2K Sports' Visual Concepts studio, Major League Baseball 2K12 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available this March for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo, PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) system, Nintendo DS(TM) and Windows PC.
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