Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler spent only one year (2003) at Missouri, but it was a memorable one.
The school said on Tuesday that Kinsler will be part of a five-person class inducted into the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame on Feb. 1. San Francisco defensive lineman Justin Smith, who has made three consecutive Pro Bowls, is also in the group.
♦ Former Tiger Ian Kinsler Among Five Voted to Mizzou Athletics Hall (mutigers.com)
♦ Ian Kinsler sure sounds like a leader (Chat Sports)
Texas Rangers infielder Ian Kinsler is now the longest-tenured Rangers player on the roster with Michael Young’s departure to Philadelphia.
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What does it take to be a leader?
“You have to perform in the field and you have to perform in the clubhouse,” Kinsler said. “It doesn’t matter who it is. There’s no next in line. That’s not the way it works. It’s going to be a different club. We’re going to have some different people in our clubhouse. There’s going to be some subtraction. We’re going to have to figure out throughout the year what type of club we want to be.”