Detroit pitcher Scherzer a Tiger through and through

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer. (LEON HALIP/Getty Images/AFP)

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer. (LEON HALIP/Getty Images/AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:37 PM ET

DETROIT - Max Scherzer has accomplished a few things since he left Parkway Central High in Chesterfield, Mo., outside of St. Louis.

He was a first-round pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks off the University of Missouri Tigers Columbia campus, as the 11th overall pick in North America in 2006.

He has been a member in good standing of a starting rotation for the past five years, one season with the Diamondbacks and the last four with the Detroit Tigers.

He was the American League starter in July the all-star game at Citi Field.

And he is the odds-on favourite to win the American League Cy Young award this season after a 21-3 record, a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts in 2141/3 innings.

“The coolest thing I’ve ever seen him do was on Saturday when he walked into his press conference at Fenway Park,” said Missouri Tigers coach Tim Jamieson on Monday.


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