The Norman Transcript


May 18, 2014

Rangers honor Young

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Rangers have honored Michael Young, their career leader in hits and runs.

Young played 13 of his 14 major league seasons with Texas. He played for the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013 and signed a one-day contract to retire as a Ranger Jan. 31.

At the ceremony before Texas’ game against the Blue Jays on Saturday night, The Texas Rangers Foundation donated $10,000 to the Michael Young Family Foundation, which supports children’s health initiatives.

Young, his wife, Cristina, and their three sons received a four-day trip to Disney World from his former teammates. Mayor Robert Cluck and the Arlington City Council declared May 17 as Michael Young Day.

Young finished with a .300 career average. The 37-year-old said he would like to return to baseball in some capacity but not this year. He’s enjoying his first summer off since he was 10.

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