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Rangers to induct Young into team’s Hall of Fame

Michael Young honored to join Rangers Hall of Fame

Michael Young discusses being inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame before a game July 30 (Video by Stefan Stevenson/Star-Telegram).
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Michael Young discusses being inducted into the Rangers Hall of Fame before a game July 30 (Video by Stefan Stevenson/Star-Telegram).

Michael Young, the Texas Rangers’ franchise leader in seven major offensive categories, will be inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame next month as its 20th member.

The Rangers announced the honor for Young, who is serving as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels, on Friday morning. Young will be inducted July 30 before the Rangers play the world champion Kansas City Royals at Globe Life Park.

Young, acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a 2000 trade for Esteban Loaiza, debuted in the major leagues with the Rangers in 2002 and spent the next 12 seasons with them before a trade in December 2012 sent him to Philadelphia, which later traded him to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Michael Young is headed to the Rangers Hall of Fame, and Elvis Andrus and Adrian Beltre talked Friday about what Young meant to them in their careers (video by Jeff Wilson).

2,230 Texas Rangers franchise record for hits, held by Michael Young

He retired from baseball after the 2013 season. Young remains the Rangers’ leader in games (1,832), hits (2,230), runs (1,085), doubles (415), triples (55), total bases (3,286), at-bats (7,399) and multi-hit games (651). He ranks third in RBIs (984) and extra-base hits (647).

Young won the American League batting title in 2005, was the MVP of the 2006 All-Star Game, was a seven-time All-Star, won the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop and hit at least .300 a club-record seven times. He was also a member of the World Series teams in 2010 and 2011.

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