The Best All-Star Performances in Texas Rangers History

PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 12: Members of the Texas Rangers organization pose in the outfield during batting practice before the start of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JULY 12: Members of the Texas Rangers organization pose in the outfield during batting practice before the start of the 82nd MLB All-Star Game at Chase Field on July 12, 2011 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Jul 11, 2006; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; American League All-Star second basemen Michael Young holds up the Most Valuable Player trophy after the AL beat the National League 3-2 in the 2006 All-Star Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2006 Scott Rovak
Jul 11, 2006; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; American League All-Star second basemen Michael Young holds up the Most Valuable Player trophy after the AL beat the National League 3-2 in the 2006 All-Star Game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports Copyright © 2006 Scott Rovak /

The Top 5 Texas Rangers All-Star Performances in franchise history

2. Michael Young, 2006 All-Star MVP, and 2008 All-Star Game

You might as well call Michael Young “Captain Clutch” for his performances in two separate All-Star appearances.

Voted in as a reserve and not a starter in each of the two seasons, Young outperformed expectations like he always seemed to do throughout his career. First in 2006, Young was awarded MVP honors, as he came up to bat in the top of the 9th inning with his team down 2-1 and hit a two-strike triple and driving in two runs, the second of which being the go-ahead run. Thus winning the game for the American League squad.

Then, in 2008, during the last All-Star game to be played at old Yankee Stadium, it was Young again who played hero. In what was the longest game in All-Star history, Michael Young came to the plate in the 15th inning, at well past one in the morning, Young hit a walk-off sacrifice fly, giving the win to the American League. You can see Young’s walk-off here and his go-ahead triple here.

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