Awww, Michael Young in a Rangers uniform. Good times. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers to honor Michael Young

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won

You’ve read the Walt Whitman poem, haven’t you?  Well, guess what I found out today…  It’s NOT about Michael Young! Okay, I know, I know…I’m a little too big a Michael Young fan.  I get it. I do.  But, I have plenty of reason to be.  In fact, the execs of the Texas Rangers agree with me…so much so that they will be honoring Michael Young in a pre-game ceremony at Globe Life Park on May 17th.

That Saturday the Texas Rangers will host the Toronto Blue Jays; with the first pitch being moved to 7:15, according to The Dallas Morning News.  Our all-time captain will be honored on the field at 6:45PM.  Honored for what, you ask?  Hmm..let’s see…in Michael Young’s 12 seasons with your Texas Rangers, he became:

  • The all-time Rangers hits leader with 2,230
  • The all-time Rangers extra-base hits leader with 647
  • A 7-time All-Star
  • An AL Batting Champion (2005)
  • A Gold Glove winning shortstop (2008)
  • And an all-around good guy

I was sad when Young retired in January, but oh so happy that he did so as a Texas Ranger.  I’m just as happy now that the club is taking an opportunity to honor Young, his career, and obviously his achievements as a fan favorite; pretty sure this blog post can be used as evidence.

I’ll see you guys at the ballpark on May 17th.  What do you think, Mikey?

Michael Young will be honored by the Texas Rangers on May 17th.

Did I mention he was a batting champion?

May 17th.  Be there.  Or be square.

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