Michael Young elected to Rangers Hall of Fame

A former Rangers fan favorite is heading into the team’s Hall of Fame.

The team announced Friday that former infielder Michael Young has been selected to the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame. He will be inducted in a pre-game ceremony at 6:45 p.m. on July 30 at Globe Life Park.

Young, 39, played for the Rangers from 2000 to 2012, earning seven MLB All-Star Game selections. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in seven major offensive categories, including hits (2,230), runs (1,085), doubles (415) and total bases (3286). His 984 RBI ranks third in team history. Young had a batting average of at least .300 in seven seasons, a team record.

He started at all four infield positions for the Rangers during his career and won a Gold Glove at shortstop in 2008.

Young has served as Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Rangers since November 2014.