Young's success story worth emulating

Through hard work, Rangers 3B earns admiration around league as hits pile up

Updated: June 15, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
By Jim Reeves | ESPNDallas.com

In Chicago, where Rudy Jaramillo toils on the north side now as hitting coach for the National League's Cubs, the one thing he hears most often from his young hitters is this:

"I want to be like Michael Young."

Jaramillo's answer is short and sweet.

"OK. Get ready to go to work."

Young is on the cusp of becoming the Texas Rangers' all-time hits leader -- his next hit will tie him for the all-time lead with 1,747 in a Texas uniform -- and he is a self-made man.

He's ...

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