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Leaderboarding: Michael Young, Rangers career leader in ...

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Michael Young swinging a bat in a Rangers uniform provides a lasting memory.
Michael Young swinging a bat in a Rangers uniform provides a lasting memory. (USATSI)

More: Young decides to call it a career

With the retirement of Michael Young, let's take the opportunity to show a few of the all-time Texas Rangers offensive leaders. That is, let's do some leaderboarding and use only those categories where Young is the all-time leader. Considering he was a very good hitter throughout his career and he played the most games in Rangers history, this isn't an especially short list.

Keep in mind, these are stats accrued in a Rangers (or Washington Senators, Part II) uniform.

Rangers all-time top five in ...

Hits

1. Young, 2230
2. Ivan Rodriguez, 1747
3. Rafael Palmeiro, 1692
4. Juan Gonzalez, 1595
5. Ruben Sierra, 1281

Runs

1. Young, 1085
2. Palmeiro, 958
3. Gonzalez, 878
4. Rodriguez, 866
5. Ian Kinsler, 748

Total bases

1. Young, 3286
2. Gonzalez, 3073
3. Palmeiro, 3026
4. Rodriguez, 2806
5. Sierra, 2166

Doubles

1. Young, 415
2. Rodriguez, 352
3. Palmeiro, 321
4. Gonzalez, 320
5. Rusty Greer, 258

Triples

1. Young, 55
2. Sierra, 44
3. Chuck Hinton, 30
4. Rodriguez, 28
5. Elvis Andrus/Ed Brinkman/Jim Sundberg, 27

Young is obviously all over the Rangers record boards, both for his career and among individual season tallies. As far as the latter, here are the top seven seasons in Rangers history in terms of hits:

1. 2005 Young, 221
2. 2006 Young, 217
3. 2004 Young, 216
4. 2011 Young, 213
5. 1980 Mickey Rivers, 210
6. 1980 Al Oliver, 209
7. 2003 Young, 204

Young is the single-season Rangers record-holder in doubles, too, with 52 in 2006.

Kudos on a great career, Mr. Young. Enjoy retirement.

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