Many may know Michael Young as a longtime face of the Texas Rangers, earning seven All-Star appearances and a spot in the Rangers Hall of Fame.
Now, at the age of 43, Young is impacting others in a different way, this time celebrating a Supreme Court decision that will benefit "Dreamers" like his own family.
Born in California, Young is the son of a Mexican mother and the husband of a Mexican-American. He has embraced his background throughout his life, in donating money to his college baseball field at the University of California, Santa Barbara and establishing the Michael Young Family Hispanic Scholarship.
Young praised the latest justice decision that further helps those efforts. The Supreme Court recently upheld Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which enables those unlawfully brought to America as children to remain in the country and find their footing. The program has enabled approximately 650,000 "Dreamers" to stay and work in the U.S., individuals who were likely not all that different from Young's own parents.
The support of the decision is just one of many ways the MLB legend has remained active during the sports hiatus. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Young has pledged his support for education for those in Dallas as well.
Beyond his incredible career on the diamond, Michael Young has perhaps been equally as influential off the field. With the latest Supreme Court decision, many other "Dreamers" can continue pursuing their aspirations as Young has himself.