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Former MLB Pitcher Anthony Young Dies At 51

Former MLB pitcher Anthony Young passed away on Tuesday.

Young was 51. He had been battling a brain tumor.

During his tenure with the New York Mets (1991-94), Young set one of those records you don't want to own. He lost 27 consecutive decisions during the 1992 and 1993 seasons, though he did convert 16 saves during that time.

Young would also pitch for the Chicago Cubs (1994-95) and the Houston Astros (1996). He finished with a career record of 15-48 with 20 saves and a 3.89 ERA.

The Mets announced his passing yesterday.

"Anthony was a true gentleman," said Turk Wendell, a former Mets pitcher, who participated in Mets fantasy camp with Young during the last several years. "At this year's fantasy camp, he told us he had a brain tumor. That was Anthony. He never ran away from anything."

Our thoughts and prayers are with Young's family.