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Michael Young Retires with Rangers Records for Hits, Runs, Total Bases

Jan 31, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Former Texas Ranger Michael Young talks to the media during a press conference announcing his retirement at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 1, 2014

Infielder Michael Young fittingly announced his retirement in a Texas Rangers uniform Friday, after playing 14 seasons in the major leagues, 13 of those with the Rangers.

Young spent his first 13 seasons in Texas, before suiting up for the Phillies and Dodgers in 2013. It was a final chapter that most Rangers fans would rather forget, and Friday's announcement provided a more palatable ending.

Young was never a superstar, but from 2003 to 2011 he didn't once finish with a batting average below .284, and he topped the .300 mark seven times in those nine years.

Even more impressive than his ability to pile up singles and doubles was Young's ability to stay on the field. During that aforementioned nine-year stretch, he logged 155 games or more eight times.

Given Young's durability and his skill at spraying line drives all over the field, it should come as no surprise that he holds the Rangers all-time records in a number of categories. His notable team records include hits (2,230), doubles (415), triples (55), total bases (3,286), runs (1,085), games (1,823) and at-bats (7,399).

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