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Texas Rangers to honor Michael Young

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The Texas Rangers today announced that the club will honor Michael Young in a pre-game ceremony on Saturday, May 17, prior to the club's game with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The on-field ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m. First pitch for the Rangers-Blue Jays game has been moved to 7:15 p.m.

Specific details for the ceremony will be announced at a later date but will include presentations and remarks by several individuals, including Young's longtime friend, former major league outfielder Vernon Wells.

Young retired as a Texas Ranger on January 31, 2014 after an illustrious 13-year major league career. In his 11 full seasons with the Rangers from 2002-12, he was selected as the team's Player of the Year five times and was a member of seven A.L. All-Star Teams. Young batted .300 or better seven times including six seasons with at least 200 hits. He won the A.L. batting title in 2005 and was the MVP of the 2006 All-Star Game at San Diego.

He is the Washington/Texas' all-time leader in games (1823), hits (2230), runs (1085), doubles (415), triples (55), total bases (3286), at bats (7399), and multi-hit games (651) and ranks third in RBI (984) and extra base hits (647). Young was a starter at all four infield positions in his Rangers career, earning a Gold Glove at shortstop in 2008.

Overall, Young batted .300 with 185 homers and 1030 RBI in 1970 games with the Rangers (2000-2012), Phillies (2013), and Dodgers (2013).

The Rangers and Blue Jays also play on Friday, May 16 at 7:05 and Sunday, May 18 at 2:05 p.m. Tickets for all 2014 Rangers games at Globe Life Park in Arlington can be purchased at texasrangers.com, by calling 972RANGERS, or at the first base ticket office.  

 

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