Michael Young Lands On The 2019 MLB Hall Of Fame Ballot
On Monday afternoon, the 2019 MLB Hall of Fame ballot of new players was released and there are quite a few great players on the list. Texas Ranger infielder Michael Young has been named to the list and will look to make the prestigious hall of fame.
Young is on the Hall of Fame Ballot for the first time in 2019. The ballot is being mailed this week to more than 400 voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with the results to be announced on Jan. 22. Those named on at least 75 percent of the ballots will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next summer.
Young's primary Hall of Fame qualification is that he was a hit machine during his prime years with the Rangers. A seven-time All-Star, Young was a career .300 hitter with six seasons of 200 or more hits. His career high was 221 in 2005 when he won the American League batting title.
Young was also an exceptionally versatile infielder with the ability to play all four infield positions, even winning a Gold Glove at shortstop in 2008. He was also the Most Valuable Player of the 2006 All-Star Game and helped lead the Rangers to World Series appearances in 2010 and '11.