Baseball writers and commentators have spent so much time breathlessly recounting the great story of Josh Hamilton's comeback and speculating on what it would mean for him to win a World Series, that they have overlooked the anchor of the Rangers, Michael Young.
Michael Young has represented the Rangers on seven All-Star teams, batted .304 lifetime with 2061 hits, and offered Texas great flexibility on defense by ably playing at all three bases and shortstop, as well as designated hitter. Young is also known to be a true leader and positive representative of the Texas Rangers franchise. Young was recognized for this when he was given the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award in 2008.
Young had to wait for nine full seasons before his first postseason appearance in 2010. Now he stands two victories away from his first World Series title, a win that would bolster his attempt to be one of the greatest Rangers in team history.
As deserving as Michael Young is of a World Series ring, there are many other stars who have played great baseball for years without winning a World Series ring. Here we take a look at 15 stars, in addition to Michael Young, who most deserve to win a World Series ring.