Justin Verlander: Cy Young and MVP?

Updated: August 19, 2011, 5:35 PM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

If an artist were to carve a Mount Rushmore-like sculpture depicting the most beloved Detroit athletes of the past 25 years, it would probably look something like this: the Lions' Barry Sanders, the Red Wings' Steve Yzerman and the Pistons' Isiah Thomas.

If you're wondering where the Tigers are, well, join the club.

Outside of an unexpected run to the 2006 World Series, there really hasn't been much Motor City baseball to care about since the "Roar of '84" -- ...

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