Meet Chris Young – General Manager of Texas Rangers
Chris Young is the manager for the Texas Rangers.
He is an American baseball executive who is presently the general manager of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers (MLB). He was also a professional baseball pitcher in the past. Chris was born on May 25, 1979.
He made his Major League debut with the Rangers on August 24, 2004, and has also played for the San Diego Padres, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, and Kansas City Royals. At Highland Park High School in University Park, Texas, and Princeton University, he had previously excelled in basketball and baseball.
Highland Park reached the Class 4A Region II basketball final in 1997 and the Class 4A Texas state basketball final in 1998 because of Young’s contributions. He helped Highland Park to the Class 4A Texas state baseball championship in 1997 by pitching a no-hitter and collecting a 6–0 record. He was the District Most Valuable Player in basketball and led his baseball team to the state title while pitching two no-hitters during his senior year.
Chirs Young was named to the first-team All-State basketball and baseball teams that year. Young succeeded in both baseball and basketball for Princeton University, becoming the Ivy League’s first male two-sport Rookie of the Year after a stellar high school record as an athlete and scholar.
He was drafted in the third round of the June 2000 MLB draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he spent time in the minor leagues with the Pirates, Montreal Expos, and Texas Rangers before making his major league debut with the Rangers in August 2004. Young’s professional baseball career took off in 2006, when he was awarded the National League Pitcher of the Month for June after leading the major leagues in opponent batting average, hits per nine innings, and ERA.
In the 2006 National League Division Series, he extended his run of consecutive unbeaten games started as a visiting pitcher to 24, and he earned the sole Padres win in the team’s 3–1 series loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He defended his opponent batting average and hits per nine innings championships in 2007, however, he earned the home ERA title instead of the road ERA.
He stands at 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 meters), making him the second tallest player in baseball history, after relief pitcher Jon Rauch (who stands at 6 feet 11 inches (2.11 meters) and was Young’s teammate on the 2012 New York Mets. He was selected as a first-time All-Star in the 2007 MLB All-Star Game by the All-Star Final Vote.