On the ballet. 34 comments


Michael Young is on the Hall of Fame ballot. He will need to be named on 75 percent of all 400 ballots to make it to the Hall of Fame.

Will he make it in?  Should he make it in?

He was easily one of the top five players in Texas Rangers history. But he might have too hard of an uphill battle. One reason he might make it, though, is because Young was a great guy to deal with. Writers had to love guy.

So, what are his HOF qualifications? He was an All-Star seven times. He was a lifetime .300 hitter. Seriously, it was exactly .300. He won the A.L. batting title in 2005 with a .331 average. He collected 200 or more hits in a season six times.

He played second for his first four seasons. Switched to shortstop for the next five seasons. Then, he moved to third for two seasons. Then, his general manager bungled his job and Young spent the next season being banished to first and DH.

Young probably doesn’t have the cumulative numbers to make it. But he is a Hall of Famer in my book. He was one of those players you just loved watching.

Maybe that’s what it was. If you watched him, you knew how great he was. If you just look at numbers, he might not have what it takes to qualify.

Good luck, Michael.

  • GoRangers23
    • JacobMcCandles

      No surprise….thanks AB

  • JacobMcCandles

    Would love to see MY in the HOF…but don’t give him much of a chance

  • GoRangers23
    • Rowdy Yates

      Adrian Beltre is a truly class guy. Looking forward to attending his HOF speech.

    • JacobMcCandles

      De Nada

  • Rod Harper

    Next stop for Adrian…Cooperstown!

  • dearmidol

    I wonder if Beltre will get back into the game in some capacity in the future.

  • GoRangers23
    • Rowdy Yates

      Congrats Go. Looks like you’ve got a winner of a hubby there!

      • GoRangers23

        Thanks Rowdy. 😄

    • TD30

      Aww what a sweet husband you have!

      • GoRangers23

        He’s a keeper. 💕

    • calntom

      Congratulations to the Go’s

      • GoRangers23

        Thanks!

  • TD30

    Pardon me while I cry my eyes out. His retirement was not unexpected but still so very sad.

    • GoRangers23

      I know, right? It is sad. I cholked up too.

    • Rowdy Yates

      Yep. I kept hoping he’d come back for one more yr and tutor the kids again, and there’s going to be more in 2019 that could benefit from his example.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Yellow rose of TX

    • JacobMcCandles

      Go, this was supposed to be under your flower pic??????

  • GoRangers23
  • GoRangers23
    • Rowdy Yates

      Ohhhhh that’s a really bad one Go.

      • GoRangers23

        😄

  • Tony Howell

    With AB now retired Rangers picked up a new infielder off the waver wire batted a nice 143 last year should fit right in with this bunch. He’s only 26 could be part that great Rangers future coming up in a few years.

    • WhoKnowscs

      That “future” that comes right after these guys we have go into free agency.

  • JacobMcCandles

    Ranger notes
    I really like Jared Sandler. He said Ryan was the #1 Ranger not for his play but mostly for his impact on the team after retirement.

    Said he expects Profarless to start at 3B which I think is a mistake.

    Questioned RC being let go….

    Wish he was in the booth

  • elkaba

    WOW, Who knew Michael Young was a dancer?

    • JacobMcCandles

      Afraid of clowns too….LO

    • GoRangers23

      Is there a video? I guess I missed something.

      • elkaba

        Check today’s headline from Kevin… 🙂

        • GoRangers23

          LOL! I totally missed that. 😂

  • JacobMcCandles

    Kudos to Kevin for seeing AB in his last game at globe life……treasured memory I would surmise….but what do I know?? Apparently very little.

  • Nathan Whitten

    Young was a great team player. He did his best to play different positions. I think that 3B was the one that gave him the most trouble. I hate that a bad play of his is one I remember the most. It was the 1st game of the 2010 ALCS. I was with my son-in-law behind IB dugout. We could see things well. It looked like the Rangers would finally win a playoff game at home. They were ahead of the Yankees something like 5-1 in the top of the 8th. The Yanks had men on 1st and 3rd I think. I can’t recall who was batting, but they hit a hard, but very playable grounder just to his left. Could have been scored E5. It ended up as a double with an RBI and men on 2nd and 3rd. The flood started. Lead vanished. Game lost 6-5. Beltre would have easily handled it, but Beltre was not yet a Ranger. They did win the next game and the ALCS.

    Many good memories of Mike Young. HOF? I doubt it. Great Ranger. You bet,