Astros in the Sky
Born: Jan 19, 1966
Houston-born Anthony Young is best known for an inglorious record. It started on May 6th, 1992 when the New York Met pitcher was tagged with the loss to mar a previously-perfect 2-0 record on the season. He would not win again until July 28, 1993 when he picked up a win in relief against the Marlins. In between, he was the losing pitcher 26 times to set a major league mark of 27 consecutive losses.
The irony was that he wasn't that bad a pitcher. He had a 3.98 ERA during those two seasons, which is why he kept going to the mound with the game on the line. After a trade to the Cubs for Jose Vizcaino, Young was signed by the Astros for his final season in the big leagues.
In 28 games for Houston in 1996, Young was 3-3 with a 4.59 ERA. For his six big league seasons, he posted a 15-48 record with 20 saves and a 3.89 ERA.
Anthony passed away on June 27, 2017, from a brain tumor.