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.