The Texas Rangers will induct Michael Young into the Rangers' Hall of Fame this summer, the team has announced. Young will be inducted in a ceremony to take place prior to the Rangers game against the Kansas City Royals on July 30, 2016.
It would be a bit superfluous, I tend to think, to go through Young's C.V. on a Rangers blog. Suffice it to say he's one of the most important players in team history, being a solid infielder at numerous positions for over a decade, while also being widely praised as one of the great leaders and people in the game, and being credited for having an instrumental role in establishing the team's clubhouse culture as it won back-to-back American League championships.
Young had a falling out with general manager Jon Daniels and was traded prior to the 2013 season, after which he retired. Young and the organization have since reconciled, and he's had an active role in the front office since November, 2014, as a special assistant to the general manager.