Texas Rangers career hit king Michael Young retires

  • David Whitlock
Curtain call for YoungCredit: AP Photo/LM Otero

Curtain call for Young
Credit: AP Photo/LM Otero

The all-time leader in hits for the Texas Rangers has decided to walk away from the game.  Seven-time All-Star Michael Young announced today that his 14th season would be his last, Fox Sports reported and Ken Rosenthal tweeted:

Young ends his career with 2,375 hits, including six 200 hit seasons (5 straight from 2003 – 2007) plus a batting title in 2005.  He’s the Texas Rangers franchise leader in games, at bats, hits, runs, doubles and triples.  He also made 7 All-Star teams and won a Gold Glove.  He expanded upon his desire to be with family (via Rosenthal):  

 And it looks like he’ll still be active:

Young has been a participant in the past four post-seasons after not being involved in one his first ten seasons, winning two American League pennants but falling short of winning the World Series.

– David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late in the 2012 season and moved to Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. A statistics freak, David still keeps score the "old fashioned way" on occasion (and has kept manual score of World Series games since 1986 and retains the sheets). He was a featured guest weekly on the Phil Naessens Show. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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