In September, the Detroit Tigers traded favored pitcher Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros. Verlander — and his fiancé Kate Upton — had been beloved public figures to locals, and the news that he'd be playing for Texas came as a shock to some.
But, the trade has proven fruitful for Verlander. The Astros won the World Series last night and the pitcher is now the owner of a World Series ring.
Despite the trade, the Detroit Tigers organization still seem to hold Verlander in high esteem. They tweeted a congratulations message to the pitcher around midnight last night.
In a show of love for the city he spent over a decade pitching for, Verlander also spoke lovingly about Detroit and Tigers fans in a post-win interview.