Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Michael Young Milestones

This information comes courtesy of T.R. Sullivan's blog at TexasRangers.com. He had a great writeup about some milestones Michael Young should be able to reach this season.

Michael Young is currently 3rd on the Texas Rangers All-Time Hit List. Ivan Rodriguez is 1st with 1,747 hits followed by Rafael Palmeiro with 1,692. Michael has 1,662. He should be able to take the lead with ease this season. Michael Young's first hit came in his 5th at-bat on May 27, 2001 off Sidney Ponson at Camden Yards.

A few other team milestones are within reach as well. Michael needs 2 triples, 42 doubles and 140 runs to take the all-time team lead in those categories.
Only Ichiro has more hits and multi-hit games than Michael Young since 2003.
Michael played in 135 games in 2009, the first time he has missed more than 7 games in a season since 2001. He has a shot at 3000 hits if he can continue to play a significant number of games each year. His career numbers would be really nice if he makes it that far. He currently has 819 runs scored, 137 homers, 720 RBIs and a .302 average.
Michael is also the consumate team player. He moved from 2nd base to shortstop to accomodate the signing of Alfonso Soriano and then moved from short to 3rd base so the Rangers could bring Elvis Andrus up.
Michael tops one more very important list. He is my favorite current Ranger and one of my top 5 favorites ever. I wish him many more years of success and hope he defies the odds and spends his entire career with one team.

No comments:

Post a Comment