In Memory of Anthony Young

Former UH, Astros pitcher Anthony Young dead at 51
Matt Young
Houston Chronicle
June 27, 2017


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Former University of Houston and Astros pitcher Anthony Young died at the age of 51 Tuesday.

Young, who played six seasons in the majors -- three with the Mets, two with the Cubs and one with the Astros -- was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January. Former Mets teammate Lenny Harris posted on Twitter that Young went into a coma on Monday before passing away Tuesday.

Young grew up in Houston and starred at Furr High School where he was a 10th-round pick of the Montreal Expos in 1984. He opted to attend UH and was selected by the Mets in the 38th round of the 1987 draft.

Baseball fans outside of Houston probably know Young best for an ignominious record, when he lost 27 consecutive decision from 1992-93. During the streak, in which he was 0-14 as a starter and 0-13 as a reliever, he converted 12 straight save opportunities. The losing streak earned Young an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Young finished his career at home, playing for the Astros in 1996. He appeared in 28 games out of the bullpen and went 3-3 with a 4.59 ERA.