ARLINGTON, Texas - Even in a pregame ceremony to honor him, former Rangers great Michael Young couldn't make it all about himself.
After being honored by assorted dignitaries and former teammates, Young took a lap around the field in a convertible with two of his young sons.
"That was pretty cool," Young said afterwards. "Obviously I had my family here, it means everything to me...
Over the weekend, University of Missouri football star (and future NFL draft pick) Michael Sam announced he was gay and, much like when NBA player Jason Collins came out last year, it got the world wondering about gay athletes in sports. So, naturally, when the recently retired Michael Young did a radio interview Tuesday morning...the subject came up. "I guarantee you I've had...
ARLINGTON, Texas - Michael Young said Friday that he went through every emotion possible when he decided his playing career was over at 37.
But Young, who holds nearly every offensive record for the Texas Rangers, knew that spending time with his wife and three sons was more important to him now than playing baseball.
That's why he decided to retire officially Friday even though...
Michael Young is retiring after only one season away from the Texas Rangers.
Young formally announced his retirement Friday at Rangers Ballpark. That was his baseball home for all but the last of his 13 major league seasons.
The seven-time All-Star is the Rangers' career leader with 2,230 hits. The 37-year-old Young finished as a career .300 hitter in 1,970 games for Texas, Philadelphia...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas — Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon press conference, where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement.
The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as the Rangers’ hits leader with 2,230. He was the...
Cuban defector Alexander Guerrero arrives in the bigs with plenty of questions, but plenty of power potential, too.
To the extent that you can call any 27 year old a prospect, Alexander Guerrero is one of the more interesting first year players on the radar this year. The new Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman, by way of a four year $28 million contract out of Cuba, has a reasonable...
Even though he had "three good offers" on the table, Michael Young is set to announce his retirement during a press conference Friday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The seven-time(!) All-Star split 2013 between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Los Angeles Dodgers but it's with the Texas Rangers where he made his mark.
“Michael is a leader, and he demonstrated those...
Infielder Michael Young is retiring after a 13-year major league career, nearly all of it with the Texas Rangers.
The Rangers have scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference where the 37-year-old Young is to formally announce his retirement.
The seven-time All-Star retires with a .300 career average and as Texas' hits leader with 2,230. He was the 2008 AL Gold Glove at shortstop...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014
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I guess this was inevitable:
Michael Young has a Dodgers offer on the table if he wants it, but with Spring Training now less than a month away, the 37-year-old infielder is still considering retirement.
Whether or not Young decides to return, what’s relevant here is that the Dodgers want him to return. In theory, that’s terrible because rabble rabble double plays hargle bargle...