When the Texas Rangers summoned Michael Young to the big leagues, they had some guy named Alex playing shortstop. So, they stuck Young at second base. Though he enjoyed limited success at second, in 2004 their shortstop signed with some team in the Bronx, which cleared the way for Young to slide on over to shortstop. Since then, it's been a whole new ballgame.
In his first three full seasons in Texas, Young managed to smack only 14 dingers. He hit 22 in his first season as a shortstop alone. For the decade, and his career, M.Y. has 137 home runs, a .302 batting average, and 730 runs batted in. He won the AL batting title in 2006 when he hit .331. He's also been an All-Star every season since he became a shortstop in '04, winning All-Star MVP honors in '06 when he recorded the game winning hit of future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman.
In 2009, Michael Young did some more sliding. He slid over to third base to make room for young hot star Elivs Andrus at shortstop. The move did not hinder Young at all. He's 33 years old now, and there's no reason for this man to slow down for several years to come.