Texas Rangers to honor Michael Young


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

"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?

Did I mention he was a batting champion?

May 17th.  Be there.  Or be square.