Justin Verlander is one of the best pitchers to play in the MLB in recent history.

But the man is throwing strikes in more ways than one as he lucked out marrying model Kate Upton.

And Kate Upton revealed to us all why she is one of the top women in sports.

Justin Verlander looks like your average pitcher.

He is tall, skinny, and not very muscular.

But Verlander is anything but average with over 3,000 strikeouts and 8 MLB All-Star selections.

And Verlander also isn’t average in who he goes home to each night.

If you didn’t know, Verlander is married to pin-up star Kate Upton.

Upton is most known for her photoshoots in Sports Illustrated, back when the once iconic magazine still put actual women on its cover.

Even if you take away Verlander’s wins, strikeouts, and All-Star selections – the man is still a winner by tying the knot with Kate Upton.

Kate Upton is a legendary lady in sports and it’s why our team of experts chose Upton as our Sports with Balls’ Smokeshow of the Week.

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