Michael Young to catch Pudge's first pitch

April, 20, 2012
4/20/12
5:59
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DETROIT -- Michael Young will catch the ceremonial first pitch thrown by Pudge Rodriguez on Monday as part of the club's pregame cermony.

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Rodriguez is officially retiring as a Ranger on Monday and will hold a news conference and be honored prior to the Rangers-Yankees game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.

"I'm happy to do it," Young said. "I was here during part of his first stint with the team and he was a great teammate and a great player. It should be a big day for him."

Other homestand highlights:

Monday April, 23, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 6:05 p.m. – ESPN nationally; FSSW-HD locally
* Ivan Rodriguez Retirement Ceremony
* Ceremonial first pitch by Ivan Rodriguez
* Game ball delivery by John Burkett

Tuesday, April, 24, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Pre-game ceremony honoring Jackie Robinson and Tuskegee Airmen presentation
* Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick to present awards to Ron Washington and Michael Young
* Ceremonial first pitch by Texas State Senator Royce West
* Game ball delivery by Rusty Greer

Wednesday, April, 25, 2012 – vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 p.m. – FSSW-HD
* Firestone All-Star Balloting pre-game ceremony
* Game ball delivery by John Wetteland
* Dollar Hot Dog Wednesday
* Dr Pepper Autograph Wednesdays – 13 & under
* Ozarka Website Wednesday. Tickets are half price in Upper Reserved, Upper Box, Lexus Club Terrace, and Lower Reserved when purchased on texasrangers.com/specials

Friday, April 27, 2012–vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Verizon Wireless Fireworks Friday. Tickets are $10 in the Lexus Club Terrace, Upper Box, and Upper Reserved seating areas on texasrangers.com. All cash parking is $5. Fireworks following the game set to Sing-A-Long Theme.

Saturday, April 28, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – TXA21-HD
* Medical Center Arlington Adrian Beltre bobblehead for first 30,000 fans
* Game ball delivery by Mickey Tettleton

Sunday, April 29, 2012 – vs. Tampa Bay Rays– 7:05 p.m. – ESPN
* Snapple Napoli Red Jersey for youngsters fans 13 and under
* Blue Bell $1 Ice Cream Sunday
* Game ball delivery by Jose Guzman
Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Elvis Andrus
BA HR RBI R
.305 1 3 8
OTHER LEADERS
HRE. Andrus 1
RBIA. Rios 7
RE. Andrus 8
OPSS. Choo .776
WM. Perez 2
ERAY. Darvish 0.82
SOY. Darvish 23