PHOENIX Chris Young has been a staple in center field through three Diamondbacks managers, three general managers and two color schemes. He was an integral part of two NL West champions, played in an All-Star Game and was the first rookie in major league history to have a 30-home run, 25-stolen base season.
Young has played healthy and he has played hurt, as he has done in each of the last two seasons. Most of all, he has played and contributed his 884 games are second only to Luis Gonzalez in franchise history, and he is in the top five in virtually every offensive category.
Young has scaled the center-field fence to bring home runs back in Colorado and San Diego, and hecaused the only hissy-fit in Chase Field history, when Chicago Cubs left-hander Ted Lilly threw his gloveto the mound in disgust after Youngs home run in Game 2 of the 2007 NLDS, a series the D-backs swept in three games.If he has not won a Gold Glove, it could be because no one was paying attention.
He has ea...